Apple Glasses Reportedly Progressing Towards Engineering Verification Stage With Focus on Battery Life and Weight

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes yesterday claimed that Apple is about to enter the "second phase" of development of augmented reality glasses, citing industry sources. Now, the full report has been shared with a few more details.

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Following the second phase, the report claims that the glasses will go through a third phase of development a few months later. Upon completion of the prototype design, the wearable device is expected to go through a 6-9 month period for engineering verification. Apple is said to be focused on improving the device's weight and battery life, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman having previously reported that the glasses will be lightweight.

Gurman claimed that Apple's glasses would overlay information such as text messages and maps in front of the wearer's eyes, and he also said that users will be able to control the glasses with Siri. His report said the glasses are unlikely to launch until 2023 at the earliest.

Apple has repeatedly referred to augmented reality as a "profound" technology. Apple is believed to be working on multiple AR/VR projects, including a headset with an App Store. In an internal meeting, Apple reportedly said the headset may be announced in 2021 and released in 2022, so it sounds like the headset will launch before the glasses.

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H00513R Avatar
44 months ago
I'm waiting for these types of glasses to adjust bi-focal range for those of us getting older. Just think if you could increase power by just an option!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incoherent_1 Avatar
44 months ago
I fully expect Apple to follow the Apple Watch plan here — start with an expensive product with limited but impressive functionality and rapidly iterate until it’s packed with features at a very accessible price point within 2-4 years.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
12643 Avatar
44 months ago
I wish they’d go back to their old naming scheme, just for this one so they can call it iGlasses.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlocker Avatar
44 months ago
Augmented reality and Virtual Reality are technology systems of our future. Using a augmented reality glasses to help you do things that you need help with in the everyday world. Need to know how to put oil in your car, augmented reality glasses with help you find the things under your hood and walk you threw the process. Manuals will be old fashion soon.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisMoBro Avatar
44 months ago

This could kill the Apple Watch.
Not in terms of the AW's health features ie for workouts and heart rate tracking.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erinsarah Avatar
44 months ago
I, for one, look forward to staring my wife straight in the eye so she knows I'm listening to her...while in reality I am reading facebook.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)