Apple’s ambitions in the world of AR was evident with the arrival of ARKit last year. This tool allows developers to create AR centric apps, with devices running Apple’s A9 and newer processors compatible with the platform. Separately, Apple is also known to be working on dedicated augmented reality eyewear, dubbed “Apple Glasses”.
The folks at iDrop News have published a set of renders, envisioning what these glasses could look like. It is speculated that the device could be a couple of years away from release, which makes perfect sense given that AR is still a relatively new concept in the industry.
These renderings and the corresponding report talk about the use of a “high quality” metal frame. The ski-goggles like design is in place to accommodate one durable piece of glass, we’re guessing. The front has a notch on top, which I feel is the perfect homage to the initial skepticism of the iPhone X display notch.
The renders also reveal that AR content will be beamed or projected onto the glass, with built-in tiny projectors located on the frame. The designer Martin Hajek also creates a beautiful wireless charging mat for the glasses, although the positioning of the glasses in the rendering could have been better.
The glasses can show quick results and even launch Siri, making it a perfect Apple device. The designer has created this render in a variety of colors as well, staying in line with Apple’s modern design philosophy.
Would you like to see these glasses in action? Share your feedback below.[Via iDrop News]