Holographic elements could give Apple AR headset an immersive experience

September 19, 2019

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While there are already many VR headsets and AR devices on the market, it seems Apple is still keen to iron out design issues to offer what could be a superior version once released. The patent application for "Display Device," published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, describes a complex system for displaying an image for the user in an AR headset. Rather than using a display showing a composite view of the environment and virtual content, Apple proposes the use of a "reflective holographic combiner" to serve the same purpose, reflecting light for the AR elements while at the same time passing through environmental light.

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