After Microsoft, Google and Magic Leap it’s time for Apple to join the AR-craze.This is a concept for Apple AR glasses. The concept envisages glasses with a laser projection system similar to the Intel Vaunt concept. This technology enables the glasses to remain small and lightweight, looking a lot like normal glasses.
The frame of Apple Glass would be of a high-quality metal, house a variety of cameras, sensors, and wireless antennas to make it function like a smartphone. A “notch” on the front could house ambient environment sensors, as well as a camera.
The Apple Glass lenses would likely be manufactured in a high-quality and scratch- and drop-resistant glass. If color-changing lenses are involved (perhaps as an upgrade), Apple Glass could even double as sunglasses. These lenses could be where the actual “augmented reality” display would be projected, perhaps from a tiny micro-projector built into the frame of the device. Apple Glass could come with a charging base, similar to Apple Watch, that uses the Qi standard. In addition to being a safe place to store the glasses, this base could also charge the device. Apple’s first-gen AR glasses may ship as soon as 2020, according to some reports out there, which is reasonably close at this point.