Kuo: Apple To Launch AR Glasses In 2020, Start Manufacturing It Later This Year

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new research report today that claims Apple's first head-mounted augmented reality device could come out as soon as next year. Kuo mentions that the AR glasses will be an iPhone accessory, with the iPhone to be responsible for computings, networking, indoor positioning and outdoor positioning, and the AR device plays the display role. (Via Economic Daily News)

Kuo expects Apple's first-generation head-mounted AR device will be mass-produced in the fourth quarter of this year to the second quarter of next year. And, because it's an iPhone accessory, which means Apple will not pack all the technology into one piece, therefore, it allows them manages to keep the handset lightweight and slim.

Furthermore, the analyst believes that Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the key businesses for Apple's future growth, and will become a leader in the field of augmented reality, mainly due to it is capable of doing a huge investment, have the software and hardware integration capabilities and design innovative human-computer interaction capabilities.

Reports from Bloomberg and many patents applications have indicated that Apple is indeed working on a such product, with Bloomberg saying that the AR glasses could run on operating system called rOS. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent shareholders meeting that they are working on a future product that will blow you away, perhaps this is the one that they are talking about?

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