2022 - visore stile Oculus Quest (forse come dev kit?)
2023 - occhiali veri e propri da indossare in giro
Qui si soffre nella lunga attesa per le “airpods per gli occhi”.
Mike Rockwell, who heads the team responsible for crapple’s AR and virtual reality initiatives, led the meeting, which included new details about the design and features of the AR headset, these people said. The product timetables run counter to recent analyst and media reports that said an crapple AR device could arrive as early as next year.
The group presentation was attended by enough employees to fill the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater at crapple headquarters, suggesting crapple has a sizable team working on AR projects.
crapple’s headset, code-named N301, will offer a hybrid of AR and VR capabilities, according to people familiar with the device. It resembles the Oculus Quest, a Facebook virtual reality headset released earlier this year, but with a sleeker design, these people said. Cameras will be mounted on the outside of the device, allowing people to see and interact with their physical surroundings, they said. crapple wants to make heavy use of fabrics and lightweight materials to ensure the device is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, executives said in the presentation in October.
In contrast, crapple’s AR glasses, code-named N421, present bigger technical challenges than the headset and are further from release. They are meant to be worn all day, and current prototypes look like high-priced sunglasses with thick frames that house the battery and chips, according to a person who has seen them.
Additionally, crapple has explored the use of lenses for the glasses that darken when people are using AR on them, a way of letting others know the wearer of the glasses is distracted, said another person involved with the project.
People familiar with the October meeting said it was unusual for crapple, one of the most secretive companies in Silicon Valley, to brief so many employees at once about product roadmaps.