Apple Plotting AR Goggles In 2020, Expert Says

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Apple Plotting AR Goggles In 2020, Expert Says
August 15, 2018
The trillion-dollar tech giant is reportedly working on a brand new killer product that's just a couple of years away

 

APPLE is working on a pair of augmented reality goggles that could be less than two years away.

 

That's according to legendary Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo, who has revealed his predictions for the Californian tech firm's future. Right now, Apple hasn't shown any interest in building a smart headset – publicly, anyway.

 

But TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is working on a pair of smart augmented reality goggles called AR Glass.

 

"We predict that AR is the next-generation revolutionary UI; we therefore think that AR does not need any killer applications given it is a killer application already," Kuo wrote in a research note seen by Business Insider.

 

"We expect Apple will redefine the UIs of existing products by offering an AR experience created by the AR glass, which will likely be launched in 2020," he went on.

 

For instance, he correctly guessed the iPhone X screen size, the existence Apple's Face ID facial recognition system, the iPhone X price and details about the iPhone 8camera – to name just a few on-the-mark predictions.

 

It's believed that Apple has hundreds of employees working on AR tech, although it's not clear how many (if any) are developing an actual headset.

 

Back in 2015, Apple chief Tim Cook said that augmented reality is "really cool", adding that it had "some interesting applications.

 

Then just a later year, Cook said: "AR can be really great. We have been and continue to invest a lot in this. "We’re high on AR in the long run and we think there are great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity."

Just last year, Cook said that augmented reality was a "big idea like the smartphone" in an interview with The Independent. He added: "I think AR is that big, it’s huge. I get excited because of the things that could be done that could improve a lot of lives. And be entertaining."

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