Nov 14, 2017

Quanta Revealed Apple To Release Augmented Reality Handset No Later Than 2019

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer, the primary assembler of the Apple Watch, has revealed that it is working on an augmented reality product for an undisclosed company that some industry observers believe is Apple.


Quanta's vice chairman C.C. Leung suggested the device will be a "headset-like gadget with a fully transparent lens that allows users to see through and interact with the environment.” He also told reporters that such a device available in the market no later than the year 2019.

“We are working on an AR project and have studied the optical technologies that AR devices have needed since two years ago,” Vice Chairman C.C. Leung told reporters after the Taiwanese manufacturer’s earnings conference. “Currently, we see such a device available in the market no later than the year 2019.”

The Quanta VP noted that if an augmented reality device could carry a price tag lower than $1,000, it would likely become a hit in the market, though it is unlikely he has any knowledge of Apple's pricing plans if they even exist yet.


Leung said that while VR may be more popular (and affordable) in the short-term, “AR will bring much more applications and create more opportunities than VR in the longer run. At same time, Quanta’s Barry Lam believes AR devices like these will first gain adoption among companies and then spread to consumers.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit Patently Apple And 1redDrop

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