Looks like Apple is looking into more futuristic technology Apple has revealed to The Information that they have plans to release their first augmented reality headset in 2022, followed by AR glasses in 2023. Along this, Bloomberg has revealed that the next iPad Pro may be launched "as early as" the first half of 2020, as the company aims to include both two cameras as well as a Face ID-like 3D sensor system to help people create "reconstructions of rooms, objects and people."
While the 3D sensor technology is expected on iPhones, it looks like it will come to the iPad Pro first, so if you want to test out this technology next year, you will have to get the iPad Pro.
For the AR headset, The Information cited internal presentations made at Apple's headquarters revealed the timeline that the AR headset would be launched in 2022 instead of the rumoured 2020, likely due to challenges in technology development. The AR headset was also codenamed N301 and is said to resemble a slimmer version of the Oculus Quest.
According to sources, the AR headset is expected to have AR and VR capabilities, will use external cameras to map the user’s surroundings (including the outlines of people, furniture, and rooms), and has a high-resolution display to show information and blend virtual objects with the real world. In the meantime, employees were told that the company would be reaching out to developers to build software for the headset from 2021.
It's an interesting future for Apple for sure, but with plenty of competition let's hope Apple will continue to deliver in quality.