Apple wants to market glasses combining augmented reality and virtual reality in 2020, according to the CNET website. The device would work wirelessly and offer a breathtaking definition of 8K per eye.
For several years now, it is rumored that Apple is secretly preparing augmented reality glasses. Rumors are running wild. Patents filed, reports of analysts are the clues to suggest that Apple wants to enter this market. However, until now, it was not known when the Cupertino company was planning to launch its device.
Today, the CNET website reports that Apple wants to market the AR & VR glasses in 2020. The information comes from anonymous sources close to the file.
In addition, the glasses in question would combine augmented and virtual reality. Apple, therefore, would kill two birds with one stone with a versatile product.
Apple virtual reality: A VR headset, which also combines, augmented reality with a definition 8 times higher than the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
In parallel, the source specifies that the device would be devoid of cables. It would not work on a PC or smartphone but would communicate with a box through short-range wireless technology. It would not be a stand-alone headset like the Oculus Go, but users will not have to worry about cables to manage.
CNET points out that the wireless communication protocol used would not be WiGig, but its future evolution that would also be available in 2020.
Internally, the product would be codenamed T288 and would have two screens offering a barely believable definition of 8K per eye.
The total definition would be almost eight times higher than that of a first-generation Oculus Rift or HTC Vive (1080 1200 per eye). Enough to knock out the competition from a technical point of view.
It remains to be seen what the other manufacturers are planning on their side.