Apple's much rumoured Augmented Reality headset gets a name, OS

10 November, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
  • Apple may launch an augmented reality headset running a custom OS by 2020

Instead, Tim Cook has been very clear about the perceived groundbreaking potential of augmented reality, so far timidly leveraged by iOS app developers using the inaugural ARKit, as well as the iPhone X's innovative but still primitive TrueDepth camera system.

The firm is said to be rushing to get the technology ready for a launch in 2019, and the headset could make its way into the hands of consumers by the start of 2020.

Apple has an "aggressive" timeline for the device, hoping to officially unveil it in 2019 and shipping it in 2020.

According to Bloomberg, the chip powering the headset will be similar in concept to the "system-on-a-package" component in the Apple Watch, which can fit more components like graphics processors into a smaller area than standard processors, and consume less power. Of course, we may never actually see an AR wearable from Apple, but it's exciting to think of the possibilities here. The headset will "have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system" called "rOS", or "reality operating system", the report notes.

While many VR and AR headsets on the market require a phone to act as a the brains of the operation, Apple wants to launch a standalone AR headset that isn't reliant on your phone to work.

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Apple hasn't finalised how users will control or interact with the headset just yet, but the company is said to be experimenting with Siri voice commands, head gestures and touch panels. A mass-usable prototype does not seem to have arrived yet, though; the report says that Apple is using HTC Vive headsets and an in-house design that uses an iPhone screen to test some aspects of the technology.

VR and AR headsets are beginning to proliferate in the market, but they mostly require another device. According to Bloomberg, it's based on iOS and will be used to power Apple's upcoming AR headset.

CEO Mark Bertolini says Aetna presented Apple with a list of the top drivers of health costs and the two companies have been working together on apps that can it can use to provide incentives to make healthier choices.

Apple sees the AR headset as a successor to the iPhone, the report said. Apple has infused its latest smartphones with augmented-reality capabilities and released software development tools called the AR Kit to spur development of apps.

The limitation today is that we have to hold our smartphone or tablet up to our face to experience AR.

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