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Apple AR glasses: News and rumors about ‘Project Mirrorshades’

August 15, 2018 / Steven Winkelman

Apple has major plans for augmented reality (AR). These started with ARKit, a new augmented reality platform launched at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this year, and then built into iOS 11. That means you can try out AR apps for yourself right now if you own an iPhone X or any other iOS 11-compatible device, but Apple intends to do something far greater with the emerging technology than simply facilitating a few apps.“AR can be really great,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said when asked about Pokémon Go during an earnings call in 2016. “We have been and continue to invest a lot in this. We are high on AR for the long run, we think there’s great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity.”Apple AR glasses, or an augmented reality headset, may be part of this, according to a growing number of rumors. Leaked by three alleged Foxconn employees, it’s apparently known internally as Project Mirrorshades; but this is unlikely to be its ...