Apple May Unveil Standalone AR Headset in 2019

The company could release a new version of its ARKit software tools next year to give developers time to create content for the headset.

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is aiming to have its AR headset ready in 2019 and possibly start shipping it in 2020.

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The OS, tentatively dubbed "rOS" ("reality operating system") internally, would be yet another iteration of iOS, similar to tvOS and watchOS, Bloomberg reports.

An Apple employee showcases the augmented reality on iPhone 8.

It is well known that Cook and Apple feel that AR has much more potential than virtual reality (VR), given how the technology allows for interaction with the physical world rather than immersing people in virtual ones.

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Bloomberg's sources don't shed any light on how the end user will control Apple's AR headset, mostly because Apple itself hasn't figured out a control method yet. They're also using a device like the Oculus Gear VR headset that uses an iPhone's screen, cameras, and chipsets. Moving that experience to something that lets you keep your hands free will feel more natural and could help push augmented reality into the consumer mainstream.

But while viewing AR objects through a phone screen now works, what everyone really wants is a headset that puts digital information right in front of your eyes. This is part of a larger AR initiative which was kicked off by the development and the release of Apple's ARKit.

Think the Apple Watch family's "System in Package", combining a CPU, graphics processor, AI chip and possibly even more components to occupy significantly less space than a conventional smartphone SoC.

Cook also said in a recent earnings report that augmented reality, which overlays digital images onto the real world, will "change the way we use technology forever". Aetna workers are co-located at Apple's offices in Cupertino, he said, as the company looks to have a variety of apps ready in time for the January 1 start of the Apple Watch pilot program.

The Apple AR headset is said to have its own display and run a new chip with a new operating system, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. They are also developing a range of apps, from messaging to mapping to 360-degree video playback.

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