We’ve been wondering how Apple will react after Google Glass hit the scene. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, it turns out that Apple did not need to have a revival, but it seems that Apple could still have an augmented reality (AR) headset in the 2020.
Apple plans to add AR glasses to an upgraded 5G iPhone sometime in 2020. At first, the glasses would be more of an attachment for the iPhone by connecting with it and bringing in front of users detail such as texts and charts. If it can also pull off games, the simple Google Glass display and the display-less tech glasses will be a step ahead.
The Apple AR glasses could have their own app store to deliver hardware-specific experiences, as not every iPhone app will fit perfectly with a screen worn on your head. Gurmnan suggests that the AR glasses would later become an autonomous iPhone successor. Yet Apple needs to first find a reason to make the glasses look like a requirement, nailing down the killer app which provides more than marginal convenience over a smartphone or smartwatch.
Rumors for some time about the Apple AR glasses, as they often crop up. And, for Apple to make the move, 2020 looks like a good year. ARKit has been on its iPhones and iPads for a while now, but awareness has declined for the app. Apple did not even showcase ARKit apps for the iPhone 11 at its press event in September. This could lead to the hunkering on AR technology to get the hottest feature ready for the next year.
What to Expect
2020 is the right year to make Apple a big move into a new space. There’s 5G here and it’s rising, with 2020 expected to be the big year. With the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Microsoft Surface Duo, other device makers are innovating.