Apple Glasses May Beam Info Right Into Your Eyeballs (But Won’t Have Cameras)

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Right now, everyone is talking about the AR/VR headset that’s set to be announced this year. Still, some people have brought to my attention that we haven’t heard anything about the Apple Glasses for a couple of months, and I do have some details for you, so I figured you would be interested in them. So let’s get to it!

The primary function of Apple Glasses will be to display information from their iPhone like messages or directions in front of the user’s eyes.

Some sources suggest the Apple Glasses will have an adapted version of realityOS, the operating system that the Cupertino-based company plans to use in their AR/VR headset.

Apple won’t unveil these anytime soon. As far as I know, we are looking at a 2024 release, and that’s a very optimistic date.

I have more bad news. Previous reports suggested Apple planned to price the device at around $500. However, after some recent talks with people familiar with the matter, I believe Apple is focusing on a price closer to $1,000. The main reason behind this is the increasing cost of materials, labor, and inflation.

No Cameras

The device will have a LiDAR scanner – but not a camera. As far as I know, the company has made this decision for privacy reasons. Apple believes someone could use a camera on these glasses to take pictures of people without them noticing, and that goes against all the privacy principles Apple stands for. There will be a lot of sensors in Apple Glasses, but certainly not a camera.

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The device will use the LiDAR scanner to recognize items around the user. Apple is also working on gesture controls, although I haven’t been able to confirm this will be in the final product at the time of writing this. I assume it’ll all depend on how the development goes. The company can always save that feature for the second generation of the Apple Glasses, and that’s probably what will happen if something goes wrong now.

Straight to the Eyeballs

After talking with some sources, I am pretty confident that Apple engineers don’t want to use a transparent display as Google Glass did. Instead, they are focusing on a new technology that will allow the device to display information directly into the eyes of the customer. However, this is still in the works and will need a lot of regulatory approvals.

If Apple engineers don’t manage to make this work, they will try different methods. I’ll keep you updated on this matter.

Lastly, I want to point out that the Apple Glasses will need an iPhone to work properly. At least the Apple Glass 1 will rely on the iPhone to make all operations instead of having its own chip. The Cupertino-based company wants the Apple Glasses to be independent, but that won’t be possible in their first generation; Apple will continue to work on it after the first model is released, which will probably happen in June 2024 during the Worldwide Developers Conference. However, that’s still to be decided.

I hope you found this article helpful. Let me know what you think about this device and if you plan on buying it in the comments. As always, have a fantastic day.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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