Rumor: Apple looking to expand into the smart glasses market

Apple is considering expanding into digital/smart glasses, “a risky but potentially lucrative area of wearable computing,” according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

The article claims the glasses would connect wirelessly to iPhones, show images and other information in the wearer’s field of vision, and may use augmented reality. Should Apple ultimately decide to proceed with the device, it would be introduced in 2018 at the earliest, Bloomberg says.

Chances this rumor is true: 90%. Apple is absolutely considering smart glasses. After all the company has been granted several patents for such technology. iGlasses, anyone?