Rumor: Apple has plans for combined AR and VR glasses

Apple is said to have plans to release glasses that are suitable for both augmented reality and virtual reality. For the time being, these are early plans, and the glasses should only be on the market in a few years.

This is reported by Cnet based on a source, which was not further specified. According to that source, Apple would like to release smart glasses that can show virtual reality images with an 8k screen for each eye. At the same time, the glasses should also be suitable for augmented reality, which means that digital images are superimposed over those of reality.

The source of Cnet also mentions that the smart glasses do not require a connection to a smartphone or a PC. Instead, it must connect to an unspecified ‘Apple box’. Incidentally, that connection should be wireless and be made via WiGig, which works via a 60GHz band. The external housing should contain a powerful, unreleased, 5nm Apple processor that does the math. Currently, the Apple processors go on a process up to 10nm.

Internally at Apple, the glasses would be known under the code name T288, but a name for the final product is not yet available. It should therefore only be on the market in 2020, and the plans are still in an early phase. That also means that Apple can still change its plans, or cancel the product entirely.

Earlier it appeared that Apple had taken over the company Vrvana, maker of a VR headset. Before that, rumors were already coming out that the Cupertino company would be working on an ar headset. So those plans seem to be a little more clear now.