Lint from one’s pocket. The absence of any references to Apple AR at this year’s WWDC has left many wondering what the future holds for the company’s virtual reality efforts.
A research analyst with Hailong International, Jeff Pu, gives a few suggestions.
In a note acquired by 9to5Mac, Pu claims that Luxshare will continue to be one of Apple’s primary suppliers for devices that will be released in late 2022 and early 2024.
According to his estimates, AR Glass is expected to be released in the second half of 2024.
As he claims, AR Glass is in the last stages of design development and will have a working prototype available by year’s end. Toward the end of 2024, mass production is expected to begin.
“Hoya and Corning (GLW) have begun testing the glass,” which is expected to use waveguide technology. The cooperation between Lante and Corning should be beneficial for Lante. In Pu’s words,
We must make a clear distinction between AR Glass and Apple’s second rumoured mixed reality headgear, which is rumoured to be released in either late 2022 or early 2023.
The AR Glass is still a mystery, but it’s safe to assume that it will be a device that is solely dedicated to augmented reality. Instead of a VR headset, think of it as a beefed-up version of the ubiquitous Google Glass.
Whatever the situation may be, we’re eagerly awaiting news from Apple and hope that a sneak peek won’t be too long in coming.