Apple and Valve jointly develop AR glass

Apple is said to be working with Valve to develop augmented reality glasses (AR), expected to hit shelves by the end of 2020.

Two Taiwanese companies, Quanta Computer and Pegatron, will produce the glasses directly for Apple. In particular, Quanta can process AR glass at a lower cost by taking advantage of Lumus licensed camera lens technology.

According to DigiTimes, Apple will make AR glasses instead of VR, because CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality technology can turn digital content into part of the real world and become as popular as today’s smartphones. Apple is accelerating AR software research and development, hiring more graphic design engineers, interface and system architecture.

Video game developer Valve owns the famous online distribution and copyright management platform, Steam. The company introduced the Steam gaming console in 2015 and introduced VR virtual reality called Valve Index in April 2019.

More importantly, Valve and Apple worked together in 2017 to optimize compatibility between VR headsets and macOS High Sierra, improving the stability of SteamVR software on Mac-equipped cards. discrete graphics.

In July, DigiTimes also said that Apple had discontinued its internal development of AR / VR glasses and that the team of specialized engineers may have moved into a partnership with Valve.
Last month, TFT Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said Apple was working with a third party to develop the first dedicated AR device. He believes AR glasses will be mass produced right after the fourth quarter of 2018, to catch up in the next year.

In addition, the code found in Xcode 11 (application development toolkit for iOS and iPadOS) and iOS 13 show that Apple is working on a mysterious AR glass model. The new icon that appears in the “Find My” app is also in the form of AR / VR glasses, similar to Google Cardboard.

According to Kuo, Apple will initially sell AR as a wireless display accessory to reduce task load and save energy for the iPhone.

In late 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple would develop an iOS variant called “rOS” or “reality operating system”. A special feature of this operating system version is that users can interact in many different ways such as voice commands, touch screens and head gestures.

Apple is said to be working with Valve to develop augmented reality glasses (AR), expected to hit shelves by the end of 2020.

Two Taiwanese companies, Quanta Computer and Pegatron, will produce the glasses directly for Apple. In particular, Quanta can process AR glass at a lower cost by taking advantage of Lumus licensed camera lens technology.

According to DigiTimes, Apple will make AR glasses instead of VR, because CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality technology can turn digital content into part of the real world and become as popular as today’s smartphones. Apple is stepping up research and development of AR software, recruiting more engineers in graphic design, interface and system architecture.

Video game developer Valve owns the famous online distribution and copyright management platform, Steam. The company introduced the Steam gaming console in 2015 and introduced VR virtual reality called Valve Index in April 2019.

More important, Valve and Apple worked together in 2017 to optimize compatibility between VR headsets and macOS High Sierra, improving the stability of SteamVR software on Mac-equipped cards. discrete graphics.

In July, DigiTimes also said that Apple had discontinued its internal development of AR / VR glasses and that the team of specialized engineers may have moved into a partnership with Valve.
Last month, TFT Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said Apple was working with a third party to develop the first dedicated AR device. He believes AR glass will be mass produced right after the fourth quarter of 2018, to catch up in the next year.

In addition, the code found in Xcode 11 (application development toolkit for iOS and iPadOS) and iOS 13 show that Apple is working on a mysterious AR glass model. The new icon that appears in the “Find My” app is also in the shape of AR / VR glasses, similar to Google Cardboard.

According to Kuo, Apple will initially sell AR as a wireless display accessory to reduce task load and save energy for the iPhone.

In late 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple would develop an iOS variant called “rOS” or “reality operating system”. A special feature of this operating system version is that users can interact in many different ways such as voice commands, touch screens and head gestures.