Latest Apple AR & VR news

Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses
Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses By Andrew Williams

Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a company that specialises in the kind of “waveguide” displays used in augmented reality glasses.Big companies file patents and buy small companies. And it doesn’t mean those filings and purchases will guide... Read more

Apple's standalone headset with AR and VR support might launch in 2020
Apple's standalone headset with AR and VR support might launch in 2020 By Elyse Betters

Apple is rumoured to be making a headset of some sort, and now, there's a new a report with details about it.According to CNET, the headset is a standalone device. It's codenamed T288 and expected to support both augmented reality and virtual reality... Read more

Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display
Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display By Elyse Betters

Apple is definitely working on a headset or a pair of smart glasses.We know this thanks to leaks about the company talking to parts suppliers at CES 2018 as well as several reports that have claimed the device will launch as soon as next year. Oh, and... Read more

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES
Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES By Elyse Betters

Apple was at CES 2018 in an effort to speed up its augmented reality glasses project, according to a new report.Bloomberg claimed Apple representatives met with suppliers that "make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses", but it also said that... Read more

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019
Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019 By Elyse Betters

Critics of Apple want to know when it will release its "next big thing".It's been 10 years since the iPhone debuted, and although Apple has innovated with tablets, wearables, streaming media devices, headphones, and most recently, speakers, people still... Read more

Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet
Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet By Elyse Betters

Apple's CEO wants you to fawn over ARKit, not its rumoured AR device.Tim Cook is a huge fan of augmented reality. He talks about it a lot. So much so that Apple has been rumoured to be developing a dedicated AR device. However, in an interview with The... Read more

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home
Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home By Rik Henderson

Ikea has released its promised augmented reality app, as announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.Ikea Place is available in the US now and coming to the UK soon. It is a free iOS app that uses Apple ARKit to show you what Ikea... Read more

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass
Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass By Elyse Betters

Some people expected Apple to unveil AR glasses in June.But instead, while at its WWDC 2017 conference, Apple unveiled ARKit, a development platform that allows app developers to quickly and easily build augmented reality (AR) experiences into their... Read more

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11
Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11 By Elyse Betters

Apple sees a lot of potential in augmented reality.Ever since Pokemon Go exploded in popularity last summer and subsequently revived interest in both Apple's App Store and mobile gaming, Apple has said several times that it is embracing the technology,... Read more

Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far?
Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far? By Elyse Betters

Apple could be gearing up to enter the augmented reality headset market with the launch of Apple Glasses and they could be announced at WWDC 2017. We're going with the name Apple Glasses for now, but the codename is thought to be Project Mirrorshade... Read more

Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer
Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer By Elyse Betters

Apple may introduce a lightweight pair of AR glasses soon.Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google, and others are all dabbling in virtual reality and augmented reality. But what about Apple? Well, everything from patents to acquisitions... Read more

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development
You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development By Rik Henderson

Apple is said to be working on its own augmented reality glasses, much like Google's failed Glass device or Microsoft's HoloLens headset.Bloomberg claims that the project is still in the "exploration phase", but plans are that a device would connect to... Read more