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Apple's rumoured AR headset said to be in trial production

By Cookie Monster - on 11 Jul 2020, 11:39am

Apple's rumoured AR headset said to be in trial production

Screenshot taken from Front Page Tech's YouTube video on "Apple's AR Glasses! HERE YOU GO! Design, Name, Price, Release date, and more! EXCLUSIVE LEAKS!"

Apple is said to have made significant progress on one of the most important components of its upcoming augmented reality (AR) headset. 

Sources told The Information that the semitransparent lenses have passed the prototyping phase and has moved into trial production. Apple has been working on these semitransparent lenses with Foxconn since 2018 and they are being developed at the Chengdu factory where iPad production is also located. 

According to one source, the semitransparent lenses are challenging to produce as they are made of many thin layers and use polarisation to offer stereoscopic images. In addition, these lenses are "slightly larger than those typically found in eyeglasses". 

Based on recent rumours, Apple is working on two AR/VR products which are codenamed N301 and N421. N301 is expected to be the AR headset while N421 is believed to be the Apple Glass. Both products are still a year or two away from mass production.

Source: The Information via 9to5Mac