giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com June 18, 2018


Apple Could Ship an Augmented Reality Headset in 2020

09 November 2017, 12:55 | Megan Pierce

Apple Could Ship an Augmented Reality Headset in 2020

Apple Could Ship an Augmented Reality Headset in 2020

It is no secret that Apple is now infatuated with augmented reality technology.

Speaking of hardware, Apple's metal framing and case supplier for the iPhone, Catcher Technology, says it will start making lightweight casing for augmented reality devices, reports Nikkei. This is part of a larger AR initiative which was kicked off by the development and the release of Apple's ARKit. The company just may change that with its rumored augmented reality headset, which apparently now has a codename and its own operating system. Apple has several patents related to the technology.

Apple publicly demoed a number of unusual and exciting augmented reality apps created with its new ARKit developer framework over the last few months.

Weather Authority: Clearing Skies and Cool Temperatures
Tomorrow looks chilly and wet with showers off and on throughout the day and temperatures hovering in the low 50s all day long. Wednesday remains cloudy, cool, and a bit breezy with a chance for lingering showers and drizzle.


Point to prove for Hammers new boy
Sometimes you have to fix things and maybe I have to do that. "Step it up or you won't play, if you don't run you won't play". Moyes was lined up to replace Bilic, who was sacked by West Ham on Monday after a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.


Apple shifts profits to Jersey


Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that the device will differ from traditional VR and AR headsets in that it won't be powered by a smartphone.

Corroborating Bloomberg's information, a Nikkei report published yesterday suggested that Apple may have already tapped its metal casing supplier, Catcher Technology, to help it build out AR glasses or headset. Citing sources "familiar with the situation", the report notes that this headset will feature a brand new display and run on a new chip and fresh operating system instead of the iOS mobile platform that now runs ARKit. Things could still change, but for now, that seems to be the timeframe Apple is working towards.

This integrated design would be classic Apple, and could be a potential threat to Qualcomm's efforts to make its Snapdragon processors, typically used in most Android devices, a viable chipset for standalone mobile headsets. Many had thought the iPhone X would have more augmented reality capability, but its key 3D sensing kit is on the front of the device to detect faces for unlocking and animation. The OS would borrow from iOS. He didn't outright deny the rumours though, instead explaining there are technological issues preventing AR going mainstream this decade. The chip will be similar in concept to the "system-on-a-package" component that's found inside the Apple Watch. The mechanisms for launching and interacting these apps - whether via head gestures or through Siri - hasn't yet been decided upon, according to Bloomberg. This is in line with what CEO Tim Cook said last month while addressing rumors of the AR glasses. The headset will be capable of running its own apps, and have access to a dedicated version of Apple's app store.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump Presses Japanese Automakers to Build More Vehicles in the US
But Japan's big three auto companies have huge factories in the US , and their production in the country is at a record high . Japanese companies, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Subaru, all have extensive operations in the U.S.

Modi springs a surprise, visits Karunanidhi at Gopalapuram
But if they misuse that power it would be a criminal offence. "In a broader context, media is a mean of transforming society". He said that the British rule in India used to muzzle the voice of people by suppressing the newspapers.

Tiredness at wheel is like drink-driving
It found that taking getting behind the wheel while sleep-deprived could be just as unsafe as driving while intoxicated. He believes that there should be legal and medical standards in place to identify tired drivers on the road.

Sheep Can Recognize Obama's Face
Earlier studies showed that sheep can recognize their trainers' faces and the faces of other individual sheep in their herd. Researchers consider facial recognition as one of the most important human social skills.

Skip the line: restaurant wait times on Search and Maps
Google predicts it will be able to offer these wait times for nearly a million restaurants worldwide when the update is completed. This could come in particularly handy for those bars and restaurants that don't take reservations (looking at you, Monk's ).

Public invited to vote on nicknames for New Horizons' next target
The New Horizons spacecraft originally launched on January 19, 2006, and flew by Pluto almost a decade later on July 14, 2015. The U.S. space agency announced that it would be accepting naming nominations for "MU69" through 3 p.m.

Harry Potter Pokemon GO game official: Niantic confirms Wizards Unite!
The Harry Potter game will be a follow up to Pokémon Go while tapping into a huge community of Harry Potter fans across the world. Expect such a game to take advantage of the location database from Niantic's game Ingress and its follow-up Pokemon Go .

Buhari presents N8.612tr budget to NASS

Xenoblade Chronicles 2's characters shown off in new trailer
In Spring 2018 we can expect a new rare Blade, potentially adding more combat options and greater power with the new character. Today's Nintendo Direct focused exclusively on the company's next big Switch release, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 .

United Kingdom minister apologizes for unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials
The Telegraph also reported that Patel had suggested to Netanyahu that the United Kingdom should give aid to the Israeli army. She also held several meetings with representatives of charities and NGOs involved in aid and humanitarian work.