Apple moves Kim Vorrath to its augmented reality team

Apple moves Kim Vorrath to its augmented reality team

Apple has moved Kim Vorrath, who led program management in the software team for more than 15 years, into the company’s augmented reality team headed by Mike Rockwell, “a shift seen internally as intended to bring some order to the team developing a long-anticipated AR headset” according to The Information.

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Apple granted another patent regarding its rumored ‘Apple Glasses’ project

Apple granted another patent regarding its rumored ‘Apple Glasses’ project

A recent rumor claimed Apple was possible canning its “Apple Glasses” project to create a head-mounted display for augmented reality/virtual reality purposes. I’m 99.9% sure this won’t happen. In fact, the tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,354,136) for a “head mounted tracking device and method for providing drift free eye tracking through a lens system.”

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Apple files for another patent involving AR and ‘Apple Glasses’

Apple files for another patent involving AR and ‘Apple Glasses’

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190188915) for a “method and apparatus for representing a virtual object in a real environment.” It involves the company’s continued work in augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), as well as its almost-certainly-coming “Apple Glasses” head-mounted display (HMD).

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‘Apple Glasses’s patent filing involves AR displays for multifunction devices

‘Apple Glasses’s patent filing involves AR displays for multifunction devices

Apple is almost certainly working on its own augmented reality/virtual reality headset (usually dubbed “Apple Glasses” and expected in 2020). A new patent filing (number 20190139317) dubbed “synchronized, interactive augmented reality displays for multifunction devices’ adds fuel to the rumor.

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Apple files for another patent involving an ‘Apple Glove’ for AR purposes

Apple files for another patent involving an ‘Apple Glove’ for AR purposes

We have the Apple Watch, so is it time for the “Apple Glove?”Apple has filed for another patent (number 20190101981) for such a wearable (an “IMU-based glove”), which would likely be used in conjunction with the anticipated Apple Glasses, an augmented reality headset.

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