A leaked iOS 14 construct has additional added credence to the truth that Apple is engaged on an AR/VR headset which it might probably launch in 2021 or 2022. The leaked iOS 14 construct accommodates a photograph of a generic controller for an AR/VR headset that appears much like HTC’s Vive controller.
A earlier rumor had claimed that Apple has partnered with Valve over its AR headset. A report from 2017 had claimed that Apple engineers had been utilizing HTC’s Vive headset for inner testing. It’s unlikely that Apple’s AR/VR controller could have such a generic design. That is seemingly only a generic picture that Apple is utilizing a placeholder and the ultimate product goes to be extra polished.
Apple is engaged on many new AR options for iOS 14. This features a new AR app codenamed ‘Gobi’ that can present customers with extra details about the world round them utilizing AR. The app will combine with Apple’s personal retail shops and Starbucks. Customers will have the ability to maintain their telephone in entrance of an Apple Retailer and get details about the displayed merchandise, pricing, examine their options, and extra.
As found by MacRumors, Apple is testing a brand new AR expertise referred to as “crosswalk bowling sport.” The AR expertise will permit customers to roll down a digital bowling ball throughout a crosswalk to knock down digital bowling pins on the opposite aspect whereas ready for the pedestrian mild to vary to inexperienced. This AR expertise may also be activated at an intersection close to Apple’s workplace in Mathilda Ave in Sunnyvale, California.
References to Apple’s AR/VR headset had been additionally present in the interior builds of iOS 13. It’s clear that Apple is constructing AR apps and an ecosystem earlier than it releases its AR headset. Earlier rumors and experiences level to Apple releasing its AR headset in 2021 after which comply with it up with a sleeker pair of AR glasses in 2022. The corporate not too long ago launched the 2020 iPad Professional with a LiDAR scanner that additional helps in enhancing the AR expertise.[Through MacRumors]