Bloomberg: Apple Targets 2020 for Release of AR Headset, Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, and Arm-Based Macs

Apple has targeted a 2020 release for its augmented reality headset, although the timeframe could be pushed back if the product needs more development, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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The report claims the glasses are expected to wirelessly pair with an iPhone to display information such as messages, emails, and maps over the wearer's field of vision. It would also be possible to play games on the headset, with Apple reportedly considering having an App Store for the headset.

Apple has a few other releases planned for later in 2020, the report adds, including Apple Watch models with sleep tracking and Macs with custom Apple-designed processors that are expected to be Arm-based.

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Top Rated Comments

StellarVixen Avatar
34 months ago
Bloomberg just basically copied-pasted rumors from other sources.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobob Avatar
34 months ago
Is this the same Bloomberg behind The Big Hack ('https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack')?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
34 months ago

Bloomberg just basically copied-pasted rumors from other sources.

Is this the same Bloomberg behind The Big Hack ('https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack')?

Same Bloomberg that owes Apple BIG apology. They weren’t able to provide any evidence for their claims, instead of apologizing or proved Apple wrong, they just turned their back and left. Like nothing happened.

bloomberg.... :rolleyes:

I mean I know it's a rumors site but don't we have to have some standards?
I think it is very important to look at the author more than the publication. This is Mark Gurman, who has probably had more Apple scoops than any other reporter ever. His name is not on that other article :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khedron Avatar
34 months ago
Biggest question is how is Apple going to turn this into a subscription service
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ersan191 Avatar
34 months ago
Would be truly shocked if Apple had functional AR glasses next year considering there isn’t even a half-baked product by any other company that comes anywhere near being usable by the average person.

I feel like these rumors could be about a less compact VR headset like a Daydream as a first step toward building out the platform when real glasses do become viable, but I’d be happy to be wrong.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonjumper Avatar
34 months ago
One way to deal with ever larger phones is to move the screen elsewhere, such as AR. Will there be a small iPhone that takes advantage of this?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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