Apple is reportedly running resources for the development of its next big project: a new augmented reality headset. Apple’s going to have the technology ready by 2019 for a 2020 ship date, according to a report.
Apple’s new augmented reality headset will run on its own chip and a brand new operating system called rOS where R stands for reality.
According to a report, the company has been working on a project codenamed, “T288,” with its team of several hundred engineers. This is the same team that developed Apple’s ARKit for iOS 11.
The company is reportedly looking into voice control through Siri, touch panels, and head gestures. It is also developing various apps for testing and for its own App Store.
It’s a well-known fact that Apple has a big interest in AR. The company says that the AR will change the way we use technology forever in the near future.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “I regard it as a big idea, like the smartphone. The smartphone is for everyone.” “I think AR is that big, it’s huge. I get excited because of the things that could be done that could improve a lot of lives. And be entertaining,” Cook added.
Apple is working on several challenges like battery life. It is testing the battery which is longs enough to keep headset going, even during long time. It is also investigating immersive, 3D experiences, and solid screen technology. Apple’s engineer’s team is using HTC Vice headsets for testing.