Apple might launch an augmented reality headset by 2020 based on 'rOS'

Apple might launch an augmented reality headset by 2020 based on 'rOS'

Apple might launch an augmented reality headset by 2020 based on 'rOS'

Unlike the current generation of virtual reality glasses, which uses the smartphone as the engine and screen, Apple's new device will have its own display and will work with a new chip and operating system, according to sources familiar to the agency. While first wave of AR apps have already made its way to Apple Store, the company is now looking for further capitalise on the momentum with a dedicated AR hardware. I get excited because of the things that could be done that could improve a lot of lives.

Apple is developing a "breakthrough" augmented-reality (AR) headset, a report said Wednesday. So, unlike Microsoft's HoloLens, which runs on a Windows Mixed Reality platform under the Windows 10, Apple AR headset should have an OS of its own, which should bring better optimization and make app development easier and faster.

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"I can tell you the technology itself doesn't exist to do that in a quality way", Cook told British newspaper The Independent. The display technology required, as well as putting enough stuff around your face-there [are] huge challenges with that. After creating ARKit, hundreds of engineers led by former Dolby executive Mike Rockwell have been working on the headset project in office parks scattered around Cupertino and Sunnyvale, under the codename "T288".

Apple is reportedly working on an augmented reality headset that could launch as soon as 2020, which the tech giant expects to become its next blockbuster product.

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The device will be coming with rOS or "reality operating system" which may be based on iOS. Apple also invested $200 million in Corning in May as part of a $1 billion commitment to strengthen USA manufacturing. The company says that the AR will change the way we use technology forever in the near future. It will bear similarities to the "system-on-a-package" component in the Apple Watch.

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