Apple granted another patent involving ‘Apple Glasses,’ AR on the iPhone

Apple granted another patent involving ‘Apple Glasses,’ AR on the iPhone

Apple is expected to debut “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD), perhaps as early as next year. And the company has been granted another patent (number 10,217,288) dubbed “methods for representing points of interest in a view of a real environment on a mobile device.” The patent could also apply to AR features on an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple has plenty of time to perfect its AR/VR headset

Apple has plenty of time to perfect its AR/VR headset

Apple is almost assuredly working its own augmented reality/virtual reality headset, but it may have plenty of time to perfect the product. Consumers are becoming accustomed to AR technology on their smartphones through apps such as Snapchat and Pokémon GO. Yet AR headsets such as Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens remain a niche product with sales barely into the hundreds of thousands of units, according to new data from Strategy Analytics.

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Rumor (and my opinion): ‘Universal apps’ coming for macOS, iOS

Rumor (and my opinion): ‘Universal apps’ coming for macOS, iOS

Apple plans to allow developers to release universal apps that work across the macOS and iOS as early as next year as part of the company’s “Marzipan” project, according to Bloomberg News. The apps will work with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on a Mac, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

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