Apple is thought to work on an augmented reality headset and launch it in 2020. The headset, which is expected to begin mass production in the fourth quarter of 2019, is expected to be launched in the first half of 2020.
What can be done with this headset is not yet finalized. It is one of the alleged claims that it will have a similar working principle with Apple Watch. Therefore, you may not be able to use the AR headset without an iPhone.
In this case, the headset will serve as a restricted screen to give you information in front of your eyes, while your iPhone can undertake tasks such as Internet connection, location services, and programming. Likewise, it is possible for the AR headset to communicate by connecting Bluetooth.
So far, the news does not contain any information about what features the headset will possess. However, it is also possible for Apple to use screens and sensors to an AR headset detect what is around you.
One of the features that make the AR devices meaningful is that it has sensors that will detect the objects around you. Apple has long been working on augmented reality to develop the ARkit framework on IOS, allowing for a long time to developers to produce applications that bring digital elements and real-world together over the phone camera.
While many applications have AR features, it is rare that these features gain value to the application. Likewise, the high level of AR-native applications is not yet involved. However, the use of AR features on maps attracts users ‘ attention because of the benefit of the feature.
One of the best examples of this is the augmented reality mode that Google recently launched for Google Maps. In this mode, you can view the arrows that guide you by keeping your phone right in front of your face.
Also, Apple has been rearranging Apple Maps data for a while now. The company that collects real-time data using LiDAR sensors can also include enhancements to the focus of Apple Maps in the new AR headset.