Apple will present its first glasses in a few months. When we are already waiting for the arrival of June for the start of WWDC 2021, which will be completely online, Mark Gurman says that in a few months we will be able to see the first Apple glasses at an event where there will be attendees.
Apple Glass is becoming a reality soon
The last Apple event that we can publicly attend took place almost two years ago, in September 2019. The global situation due to COVID-19 has meant that all the company’s announcements and presentations have been, since then, exclusively online, with very well-crafted videos and with a very high pace that many prefer to the classic (and sometimes excessively slow) face-to-face events. According to Mark Gurman, Apple plans to return to this type of event soon, in a few months, announcing what could be its first major innovation in 6 years: Apple Glass.
These first Apple glasses will not be the final product that the company plans to launch to the general public, but a device that will mix Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, but does not want to be presented in such a “cold” way as an online event. Apple wants an audience, its employees, developers, and press to be present. It will be a device that is not expected to have high sales, just about 180,000 units per year, and will include 8K screens, will be able to follow the movement of the eyes and even hands.
These first glasses could be presented later this year when the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves thanks to the vaccination that is already beginning in much of the world. However, they will not be launched until next year. The final Apple Glass, which will be intended for all users and of which millions of units are expected to be sold per year, will still be far from its launch, according to Gurman, it will still take several years.