The Mythic Saga augmented reality glasses Apple's full of ups and downs. At times, its development seems to be a palpable reality and a forthcoming release predicted each week by analysts here and there; in others, we live months (or years) of desert, where the very existence of such plans in the Apple in question.
We don't know exactly where the device is at this time in Cupertino, but Apple seems to have made the decision to shake things up a bit: according to The information, the company's top management has relocated internally to “put order” in the development of the headset and finally try to extract something from this initiative.
The key to change Kim Vorrath, who has been with Apple for many years and, until recently, was reporting directly to Craig Federighi, responsible for software development supervision and bug fixes. Vorrath is now responsible for overseeing Apple's AR device development, with Mike Rockwell, the company's vice president of AR / VR, as its boss.
Vorrath is admittedly a "temperamental" figure, in the same vein as Steve Jobs, and a hopeful for getting the procedures going on the glasses development team (ie, how to be such a device). No one knows how many things are out there, but the move is a sign that Apple is still interested in the segment and may be looking for a way to get in the game better late than never after all.
Meanwhile, a recent contract may or may not be related to the efforts described above. Who came to Cupertino recently was the engineer Nat brown, known to be one of the co-creators of the Xbox at his time at Microsoft and who until recently was working on Valve's virtual reality team.
Brown himself celebrated the news on Twitter:
It is not known exactly where Brown works at Ma: considering his extensive experience with virtual reality devices, it is quite possible that he will be part of a team now supervised by Vorrath. Still, with the imminent release of the Apple Arcade, he is more likely to bring his extensive gaming experience to the company's platform.