A credible source of information asserts that Apple is allegedly beginning production of its Project StartBoard augmented fact glasses later this year, and will inaugurate the device in the following quarter of 2020.
Apple reviewer Ming-Chi Kuo — who is almost constantly spot on with his projections — has substantiated this on a report to his customers at TF International Securities.
Kuo leaves as far as to name the provider of the gadget’s chassis — Chinese firm Changying Precision.
Kuo has been foreseeing the arrival of the cups in 2020 for a while now, citing quotations inside Apple’s supply chain.
In that statement, which was sounded by Bloomberg, Kuo declared that the glasses would not have own graphics processor or CPU, rather relying on an affiliated iPhone to drive the AR experience.
Apple’s AR glasses will only bear up a display, lens sensors, and wireless network connectivity gadgets, making them paler and less battery eager than Hololens 2 and other AR glasses.
Also, the glasses will reportedly be less costly than the competition. Kuo has again repeated these details in his new announcement.
Proof of Apple AR glasses piles up
Before this year, we discerned that Apple was really set on designing AR glasses last year when the company formulated Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup with above 200 patents to make “thin, translucent smart glass lenses that exhibit vibrant, full-color, broad field-of-view images.”
That investment was the final of a long line of AR-related accessions that have been putting the groundwork to give rise to the AR glasses transpire. And we already understand that CEO Tim Cook believes that AR will be big and that he has alluded to various AR projects down Apple’s pipeline.
However, Digitimes then contended that the Cupertino firm had shelved the gadget, citing that the technology was not really at the level that Apple needed it to be.