'Apple Glass' Rumored to Start at $499, Support Prescription Lenses, and More

Front Page Tech host and leaker Jon Prosser today shared several alleged details about Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses, including an "Apple Glass" marketing name, $499 starting price, prescription lens option, and more.

Apple Glass

  • The marketing name will be "Apple Glass"
  • The glasses will start at $499 with the option for prescription lenses at an extra cost
  • There will be displays in both lenses that can be interacted with using gestures
  • The glasses will rely on a paired iPhone, similar to the original Apple Watch
  • An early prototype featured LiDAR and wireless charging
  • Apple originally planned to unveil the glasses as a "One More Thing" surprise at its iPhone event in the fall, but restrictions on in-person gatherings could push back the announcement to a March 2021 event
  • Apple is targeting a late 2021 or early 2022 release

Apple is also rumored to be working on a more traditional AR/VR headset that resembles Facebook's Oculus Quest, with previous reports suggesting that the headset will be released prior to the glasses. Earlier this year, a leaked build of iOS 14 revealed a new app codenamed "Gobi" that Apple appears to be using to test new augmented reality experiences.

Prosser also claimed that this year's iPhone event could be held in October, rather than September as usual, due to the global health crisis. Multiple analysts including Ming-Chi Kuo and Jeff Pu have indicated that the highest-end 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max might not be available to order until October due to supply chain disruptions.

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Top Rated Comments

nfl46 Avatar
22 months ago
So, Tim, has been wearing these for months and no one noticed.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barcode00 Avatar
22 months ago

I think this may be a flop.
Hello to readers of this thread ten years from now.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
powerless Avatar
22 months ago
This could be a great spectacle!
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nimoy Avatar
22 months ago
Seems like we know quite a bit about this except what it actually does!
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Red Oak Avatar
22 months ago

I think this may be a flop.
I think this may be a home run.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abrantes09 Avatar
22 months ago
Everyone complains Apple doesn't innovate anymore, and then when we finally hear about something that's new and innovative and people complain that it'll be a flop. it's Apple... they don't do flops, think about it...
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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