Metal Casing Manufacturer Catcher Technology Reportedly Developing Lightweight Frames For Apple's AR Glasses

According to Nikkei Asian Review, a Taiwanese company called Catcher Technology that manufacturers metal casings for Apple products like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, maybe developing lightweight frames for Apple’s augmented reality glasses.

Catcher chairman Allen Horng reportedly said augmented reality products "need to look good" and "be light enough to wear." Although he wouldn’t reveal which of the company was behind the augmented reality product, but given the components and Catcher's relationship with Apple, the report seems has reignited speculation about so-called Apple Glasses.

"Based on what we have learned, [new AR products] need to look good and be light enough to wear ... that makes the casings for such device very complicated to manufacture and there are still a lot of challenges to overcome currently," Catcher Chairman Allen Horng told analysts and reporters in an earnings conference on Tuesday

Earlier this year a prototype version of Apple’s AR glasses was likely referenced in an accident report publicly distributed by mistake, but Apple's Tim Cook described the technology needed for a shipping product as not there yet as recently as last month. Still, Cook has hyped the potential for augmented reality as a tool to anyone who will listen even before the recent launch of Apple’s ARKit apps.

In the meantime, today's report marks the second time Catcher Technology has surfaced in the Apple rumor mill this week. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday said the company will supply Apple with updated metal frames for iPhones launching in 2018 for the purpose of improving cellular data transmission.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit Business Insider And 9to5Mac

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