Despite the numerous announcements at WWDC 2021, one of the big absences from Apple’s presentation event was undoubtedly the rumored augmented reality devices, which have been confirmed to have been in the works for some time now.
For some time now we have seen how Apple consolidated itself as a firm believer in this technology, contrasting with the vast majority of current companies, investing heavily in the implementation of these capabilities in their mobile devices through ARCore, surpassing even Google’s early leadership in this field.
However, despite the silence of the Cupertino giant, the latest rumors seem to point to a not-so-long wait. The well-known leaker Ming-chi Kuo now adds a more concrete space of time, placing the first Apple announcement within the second quarter of 2022. Although it does not cease to surprise us that the first announcement of the company within the field of augmented reality, it will not be an augmented reality device to use.
According to the research report, Apple’s supplier Genius Electronic Optical is working on a prototype of what will be a complete mixed reality helmet, oriented towards the main use more focused on virtual reality. And is that the augmented reality market will continue to be handled by the already advanced Apple Glass, a common-looking glasses equipped with Genius smart lenses.
Unfortunately, as far as these augmented reality glasses are concerned, it seems that we will again see a new delay that would move their presentation until at least 2025. Await that, although quite long, does not necessarily mean the cancellation of the project, as we have seen on previous occasions, and even with other still unreleased products such as smart cars from Apple and Hyundai.