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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4 weeks ago
Bloomberg just basically copied-pasted rumors from other sources.
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks ago
Is this the same Bloomberg behind The Big Hack ('https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack')?
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks 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 :)
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
Biggest question is how is Apple going to turn this into a subscription service
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks 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.
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks 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?
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago
Can’t wait for early adopters to wonder if their glasses have a rose tint and if so, should they return them for another pair.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago
Don’t see AR glasses happening from Apple in 2020. Heck I’m pretty skeptical we’ll see that at all from them. This is a rumor for the stock market.

Mac on arm? No interest. I actually need programs to run on my computer. Bad enough to lose 32 bit ones with Catalina. Don’t see it happening next year anyways.

Maybe they should have thrown in car rumor as well. Some people actually take that nonsense seriously.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago


Wow, so it'll allow us to read emails, messages and use Google Maps!!! Totally worth the extra expense. If only there was another device that could do the same...

It is all about "Heads up, hands free"
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago


Wow, so it'll allow us to read emails, messages and use Google Maps!!! Totally worth the extra expense. If only there was another device that could do the same...

Same as Apple Watch. I can't wait for these glasses to be released, people to just buy the **** out of them because they're cool and convenient af and then competitors will take about 3 years to come up with a good response that costs 70% the price of the Apple Glasses and that nobody will buy because the market will have already chosen. Until then, Apple bad.
Rating: 3 Votes

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