Apple is reportedly readying its own Augmented Reality headset for 2019

Apple is reportedly readying its own Augmented Reality headset for 2019

Apple is reportedly readying its own Augmented Reality headset for 2019

And now it looks like the company might be looking to officially release its headset in 2020.

There are several real-world applications of AR, however, Apple has close competition from Google wherein the latter is working on a business-oriented variant of the Google Glass as pointed out in the report.

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But while we may have known of Apple's AR ambitions for quite a while, today's Bloomberg report unearths an interesting piece of information: a new operating system.

It's no secret that Apple is bullish on AR and has been working hard on it for the past few years.

Augmented reality is expected to become a new, major tech platform in the years to come, and Apple wants a piece of the action. According to Bloomberg, it's based on iOS and will be used to power Apple's upcoming AR headset.

According to Bloomberg, the team building Apple's headset is also designing a processor that would power the device, as well as a new operating system it's now calling rOS, or "reality operating system".

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It also has its team - the same one that made ARKit a reality - developing a special operating system for AR, for the moment dubbed "rOS" for "reality operating system".

However, Apple has kept the deadline a good two years away and it would seem that Apple's current focus would be to upgrade the existing ARkit and make the AR experience better on its current devices.

In a recent earnings call, he said: "We're already seeing things that will transform the way you work, play, connect and learn".

Apple has been publicly bullish on augmented reality instead of virtual reality.

According to Bloomberg, the chip powering the headset will be similar in concept to the "system-on-a-package" component in the Apple Watch, which can fit more components like graphics processors into a smaller area than standard processors, and consume less power. Simply put, he said, Apple believes AR is forever going to change the way we use technology.

While the company has not yet finalized how users will control the headset and start apps, it is researching options such as touch panels, Siri voice activation, and head gestures, according to Bloomberg.

As promising as an AR headset sounds, it's also important to remember that Apple could scrap such plans at any time.

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