Apple is among the few tech hardware giants that as still not embraced virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) with a device. Yes, Cupertino has dabbled with some AR software but still no hardware. That looks like it may change next year. According to long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company will release an AR headset during 2020. More specifically, the device is expected to be launched in the second quarter. While Apple has been relatively quiet in terms of available mixed reality technology, the company has been reported plowing money into research and development. In other words, Cupertino has been taking the tech seriously even if consumers have not benefited yet. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this news is that Apple is embracing AR and not VR. If your unfamiliar with the differences, VR places the user within an entirely virtual environment, whereas AR mixes virtual elements within the real-world environment.
Analyst: Apple to Debut iPhone-Powered AR Headset in 2020
According to new information, Apple is preparing an augmented reality headset that will be tethered to iPhone or iPad.