Gurman continues to publish Apple’s plans for the near- and medium-term future, and now it’s the turn of Apple Glasses, glasses that at launch seem to be a niche product with an out of reach price of the majority.
We’ve been talking about Apple’s augmented reality (AR) glasses for a long time, and it looks like the first product is not far from launching, but if we listen to what Gurman is telling us, it will be a big disappointment for the company. mostly. As published in Bloomberg, These first Apple glasses will be more virtual reality (VR) glasses than AR
According to Gurman, the development of these early VR glasses was quite problematic, with a direct “showdown” between Jony Ive and Mike Rockwell, leader of the AR / VR team Der Apple. While I wanted a device that was lighter and able to run on its own, although that meant its power was limited.Rockwell wanted a much more powerful device even at the cost of having to carry a satellite to which he connected. In the end, Tim Cook had to intervene, betting on the option of Jony Ive, much more in line with Apple’s philosophy.
With all this, Apple’s first glasses will be similar to current VR devices, quite large, preventing users from using glasses, something Apple seems to have addressed by adding the ability to place corrective lenses on the apparatus. To get an idea of what it will be in terms of size, it looks like it will even incorporate a fan.
In the meantime, the ultimate product which will be destined for more widespread use, is still in a very early stage of development, and it looks like it’s still several years after launch, despite the fact that Apple had planned the year 2023 for its debut. This device would be much smaller and intended more for AR functions than VR functions, although it would benefit from all the work done with the first VR glasses.