Apple are reportedly working on wearable augmented reality glasses, which could be launched as early as 2018 according to Bloomberg.
The technology retailer is supposedly so far along with the project that they‘re in talks with suppliers. Much like its tech giant rival Google glasses, Apple’s offering would be designed to convey information on top of actual reality, instead of create an immersive augmented reality.
They will connect to an iPhone, which will tackle its processing in order to minimise the weight of the wearable technology, according to sources. It is thought the product is in early stages of testing.
Sources also mention that Apple have partnered with “smart optics” company Zeiss to provide the product with lenses.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said last month: “I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day, it will become that much a part of you.”
Despite these reports, nothing has been confirmed by either Apple or its reported partner Zeiss. Furthermore, Apple develops many products that never make it to sale, although it is known that Apple have been attempting to integrate augmented reality for some time.