Since the rumors about Apple’s “glasses”, which would house the augmented reality technology, many recalled the failure of Google Glass and may have been left behind. However, if Apple continues with its corporate culture that “it doesn’t matter to be the first, but the best”, I don’t doubt that something interesting might come around.
Anyway, even if there is already tangible evidence that this will indeed happen, no one has any idea how the company will do it and what these “glasses” would look like. For situations like this, nothing better than a dash of imagination with a good deal of designer work to be able to visualize how the “Apple Glass” – and so did the iDrop News, which published an interesting concept.
The frame of Apple’s glasses would be “high-quality metal”, which makes me a little afraid – if that happens in fact, I just hope that the company will pay attention to the temperature of the gadget, not to get as hot as it did on Google Glass. The rods, on the other hand, would be made of different and interchangeable materials, all to have a lot of style.
At the top of the frame there would be room for cameras, sensors and wireless antennas, while on the sides there would be components for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
In them, there would be some chips and batteries, in addition to the Taptic Engine and sensors, so that the user can interact with touches. The publication does not indicate, but apparently the speakers would be on the inside of the stems, close to the ears.
The screens (both sides of the glasses) would be resistant to splashes and scratches – and, perhaps, in a hardware upgrade, they could also be used as sunglasses. The screens would display all visual content, especially projections of augmented reality.
Siri could be accessed easily and some information would be on top of the glass, such as the progress of physical activity, battery status, connections (data network and Wi-Fi), in addition to the time.
The glasses system would be the “rOS”, which follows rumors fanned by Bloomberg last year, which stated that the reality operating system would integrate its own hardware for augmented reality.
To charge your “smartglass”, wireless Qi technology would be used, which doesn’t sound like such a bad idea until you see pictures of the glasses with the glass side down. In fact, wouldn’t the batteries stay on the rods? Perhaps another charging position (or a case like the AirPods) is a better option, in this case.
The “Apple Glass” would probably arrive at the end of 2019 (maybe early 2020) and cost around US $ 1,000 – if you do the math to adjust this price to the Brazilian reality, we could reach the same R $ 8,000 that the iPhone X almost achieved here.
As always, concepts are concepts, even if the designer Martin Hajek was based on real rumors (which, in itself, is already a contradiction). But it’s really cool to be able to imagine what they would look like!
Although I didn’t find the format so beautiful, I found some color options really beautiful. And you, what do you think of the concept?