Rumors that Apple is working on a prototype augmented reality device, go to the next round. According to an expert in the field of virtual and augmented reality technology Robert Scoble, California-based company, in collaboration with Carl Zeiss optics manufacturer develops lightweight “smart glasses”, similar to the failed Google Glass.
It was Scoble wrote in his to Facebook. According to him, allegedly received from an employee Carl Zeiss, the device will hit the market in 2018. On cooperation between the companies, said the expert, indicating an unusual situation and with the Carl Zeiss booth at a recent exhibition of the CES. Although it was located in the middle of the area devoted to AR- VR- and technology, a single optical solution of this kind it has been submitted.
According to Scoble, Apple could insist that the German company had hidden for the time being all of their development in this area. Currently, Carl Zeiss produces only one product associated directly with VR – Headset for optical VR One Plus smartphones similar to Samsung Gear VR or the Google Daydream
Previously, Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated about the interest of the company to the technology of augmented reality, however, expect him to more specific words before the company will develop the appropriate product, it would be strange. About a year ago, the California company has hired one of the leading US experts on virtual reality. And in the fall in the press there were rumors about Apple’s plans to build augmented reality in a number of its applications for the iPhone.
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