When Apple released ARKit, everyone knew it was a stepping stone to something much bigger. Details on these plans have now been leaked and it looks like something bigger is indeed being built.
According to Bloomberg, the planned AR headset will have its own display, a new chip, and a specially-designed operating system, currently referred to internally as “rOS” or “reality operating system.”
If the new report is correct, Apple is working to an ambitious schedule, aiming to have its AR device ready by 2019, with the possibility of shipping it to consumers in 2020.
There’s been a lot of questions as to whether Apple’s Augmented Reality initiatives are just a stepping stone to Virtual Reality. It now doesn’t look like that’s the case.
Apple are going all-in with Augmented Reality.