Apple Glass (yes, that's the highly anticipated AR glasses from Apple) comes earlier than expected, but the end product may not look as futuristic as the hundreds of concepts floating around on the Internet. But there are a few more tricks that could attract shoppers and make Apple Glass another groundbreaking product from the company.
The massive leak comes from the serial Apple Leakster Jon Prosser from FrontPageTech. Who has a solid track record so far? Prosser notes that Apple Glass may be launched in the fourth quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, and that Apple wants a "physical" media presence as an announcement for something else.
Prosser claims that all of the processing will take place on the iPhone connected to Apple Glass, which will not only lower costs but also prevent them from becoming too bulky and looking strange. A display appears in both lenses and the user interface is referred to internally as "starboard".
Users can control the UI elements by gestures in front of the glasses that are detected using a LiDAR sensor mounted on the right temple. The Apple Glass can also scan custom Apple QR codes that were recently discovered in leaked iOS 14 files. Apple Glass also supports wireless charging.
Prosser claims that after what he saw in an early prototype video, Apple Glass will look like generic glasses with a plastic frame. However, since it was a prototype, Apple could use a higher quality metal frame in the end product. Most surprising, however, is the price, which is set at $ 499 plus the cost of a prescription.
Yes, you can put glasses on the Apple Glass. And no, you can't customize them to look like sunglasses because there are some technical issues with displaying information on tinted glass.