Al Reports

Report: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

Originally posted on:

A new report by Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech states that Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality headset will work in tandem with the iPhone, using the device’s processing power to generate AR visuals via the wireless headset, just like the Apple Watch.

According to Powell, who claims to have seen a prototype of the headset, the “Apple Glass” will feature an all-plastic design, though the final product may feature a metal option as well. Based on the leaks, the headset will launch with compatible prescription lenses followed by standard sunglasses.

Each of these designs will reportedly feature a LIDAR scanner capable of capturing the wearer’s environment and measuring the physical distance of various objects. This is supposedly the only camera included as part of the current design.

As for pricing, Powell claims Apple Glass will set users back a solid $499, the same price as an Apple Watch Series 5 or 128GB Oculus Quest VR headset.

While these reports remain unconfirmed, Prosser as proven to be a reliable source for Apple product news in the past; just this year he correctly guessed the release of the latest iPad, iPhone SE, and Macbook Air.

In addition to Prosser’s report, last week we learned of several potential AR applications on the way to iOS after several leaked files from the upcoming iOS 14 update found their way online. These files introduce several new bits of info regarding Apple’s mysterious AR app “Gobi”.

Used primarily for business commerce, payments, and brand integrations, Gobi serves as an AR enhancement for the iPhone camera, allowing users to scan specially-designed QR codes in order to access augmented content. Several of the QR codes shown indicate compatibility with various products and brands, such as Starbucks Coffee and Disney’s Star Wars.

Prosser states that Apple is expected to unveil Apple Glass late 2020 or early 2021, though it’s unclear whether or not the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted development or production.

Order the Insta360 One X here and get a FREE Selfie Stick!
Order the Insta360 One X here and get a FREE Selfie Stick!

What is 360 VR Video?

360 video is a video that is recorded in all directions at the same time with multiple cameras. The videos are stitched together either internally in the camera or externally using special software.

It then forms one spherical video that is controlled by the viewer, enabling them to look up, down, right or left at their discretion.

Is 360 Video Virtual Reality?

I want you to be the judge.

Recommended MicroSD Card for use with the Fusion 360 camera

Recommended MicroSD Card for use with the Fusion 360 camera 

How are you watching your 360 VR Video?

Are you watching on your PC?

Is it Facebook? YouTube? Veer.TV ?

Or better still, are you using your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with your Samsung Gear VR Headset?

GoPro-Fusion-Tripod-Mount-1_4-20-screw-thread for GoPro Fusion

Or are you using another smartphone with a Google Cardboard? Google Daydream?

Leave a comment below. Let us know what you like or don’t like. If you have seen a 360 VR video that you think is awesome, tell us, and we will feature it.

What type of VR Headset do you own? Or do you watch with your computer? Smartphone?

Do you have a VR camera? Ricoh Theta S? Ion360?  Samsung 360 gear? Insta360?

And if you are looking for 360 Video Production Services, contact Al Caudullo

With 37 years of Media experience, we can Deliver More for You in 360 Video. Click here to see what our customers say about our work

Utilizing state of the art technology, Al Caudullo, and his team has been delivering award-winning compelling productions spanning the globe. Exotic destinations blended with unique cultural experiences give viewers an experience like no other.

From vibrant American cities like San Francisco and Las Vegas to the isolated mountains of Mongolia. From ancient civilizations of Cambodia and Myanmar to the lush resorts of Southeast Asia and beyond. All from the comfort of your living room.