The expected production plans Apple Glass may have taken a good turn if the rumors released today by the DigiTimes be true. According to the publication, Ma would have entered into a partnership with Valve (creator of the platform Steam) to develop your infamous augmented reality device.
Of course, any prediction on the subject must be viewed with some skepticism, especially from a vehicle such as the DigiTimes, which has a mixed reputation for rumors; still, given the rising speculation about the next gadget Apple's wearable, anything can happen (and soon).
Last July, the same site reported that Apple had ?temporarily halted? the development of its headset that the team involved in this process would have been transferred to other areas. Since that time, however, Ma j was in the process of closing the partnership with Valve so that the developer could collaborate in the development of gadget, according to people familiar with the subject.
To support this possibility, in the past month the analyst Ming Chi Kuo said Apple was, in fact, cooperating with ?third party brands? to launch its first headset of AR; for him, able for the devices to go into production later this year, in time to be launched in early 2020.
Valve has some participation in the area of headsets, since the company launched in April this year the Valve Index a virtual reality device supporting major operating systems, including macOS. But, as we know, Apple's device would be focused on AR, not VR.
Valve cooperate with Apple in developing a headset rather than VR, as CEO Tim Cook believes that augmented reality can make digital content part of the user's world, and that it will be as popular as smartphones among consumers.
Also according to the publication of DigiTimesQuanta Computer and Pegatron will manufacture the wearable device; more precisely, Quanta can produce headsets much less expensive, since it is licensed by a camera lens patent created by Lumus.