Video explores the main rumors related to the concept and features of the Apple Glass virtual reality glasses
How would the Apple Glass? This question and rumors about this project have been circulating for years among fans and users of the company's devices. Now, we can say that we have a clearer (and more exciting) glimpse of what Apple's augmented reality glasses would look like.
That's because a user called the Hacker 34 produced a video exploring the main rumors related to the concept and features of the Apple Glass. The video, published on YouTube, compiles everything that is known so far about what would be a possible augmented reality glasses developed by Apple. See below:
Apple Glass (possible) concept
The video starts with a pairing card from the Apple Glass with the iPhone, inspired by the card already used today for the AirPods, which are the company's wireless headphones. Then there is the possible design of the glasses frame and the tools embedded in it.
The lenses would use Retina technology, already used on the screens of Apple devices. In the frame, a LiDAR scanner (which already exists for iPad Pro), a 3D sensor dedicated exclusively for augmented reality and a G series processor, which would be a new type of Apple processor developed for the Apple Glass.
The augmented reality glasses would run an operating system called rOS. That, at least, is the suggestion of Hacker 34. The basis of the navigation mechanics of the Apple Glass it would be to identify the gestures that the user makes in front of the cameras present in the frame.
Gesturing with his hands, the user would be able to navigate through the panels and cards that would appear on the lenses. When dispensing them, the items would return to the upper right corner of the display. It would even be possible to answer calls on the Apple Glass, when using paired AirPods wireless headsets as well.
The design of the widgets and notifications that appear on the lens of the Apple Glass inspired by iOS 14, which was already presented at WWDC 2020 (including, the Showmetech published a list of the six new features in iOS 14 that you’ll probably love).
As with the iPhone and iPad, the user interface Apple Glass it would have a dark mode. This mode would be activated automatically, according to the light conditions of the environment in which the user is.
This would be useful because unlike a smartphone or tablet, where you can look away from the screen if it is too bright, it is not possible to look away from the lenses of an augmented reality glasses. After all, it would be embedded in your face.
That Edio Steve Jobs from Apple Glass, with the design of the frame inspired by the iconic glasses worn by the founder of Apple, perhaps it was a bit much. It has a certain charm, yes, but it is unlikely that it will actually exist.
Real world navigation
Other features that the Hacker 34 video shows are how the Search and Maps applications would work in the Apple Glass.
In the case of Buscar, the user could use it to locate his iPhone in case of loss or theft. For that, it would be enough to take advantage of the microphone built into the frame to activate the Siri virtual assistant and ask for the application to be activated. Then, the directions of the path to where the user's iPhone is located would appear on the lens. It would work like a GPS to find the smartphone.
Speaking of GPS, in terms of navigation directions, the Maps application would work in a similar way in Apple Glass. This is because the video shows the user activating the destination he wants to go to, and then the route directions appear in real time. It would be enough to follow the arrows projected on the floor to the destination.
Expectation for Apple AirTags
It is also expected that by the end of this year Apple will present the AirTags, which would work in a similar way to the Find on Apple Glass, only on the iPhone.
So far, what is known about Apple AirTags is that the tracking device would function as a kind of key finder. The idea that AirTags would allow users to locate lost or stolen items.
The expectation that the devices will pair small discs and use the same ultra-wideband technology as the iPhone 11 line is likely that Apple AirTags will work seamlessly with the iOS Search application.
Sources: iMore and Toms Guide