Apple’s debut AR glasses could hit mass production somewhere between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020, as per top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5mac).
The augmented reality (AR) glasses will heavily depend on the iPhone as it will be designed as an iPhone accessory, Kuo believes. It also implies that Apple will keep the glasses slim and lightweight, without loading the device with all the processing hardware.
“The AR glasses will essentially act as a display only with the actual computing, rendering, internet connectivity and location services coming from the iPhone in the user’s pocket,” the 9to5mac report said. The pairing is expected to work just the way you experience with Apple Watch.
Experts believe that the Cupertino’s jump into AR headset could boost technology adoption among mainstream users.
Microsoft and Magic Leap currently dominate the AR glasses space, offering expensive headsets. Samsung and Huawei, on the other hand, are yet to come out with their smart AR glasses.