Apple could finally reveal its augmented reality (AR) glasses at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021), which kicks off today. The conference, which is being held online for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, runs from June 7 to 11. Apple will reveal a range of new hardware products, as well as its major annual software version, from its Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California. The event will kick off at 6pm BST tonight (10am local time) and will be live-streamed on Apple.com and YouTube. Apple's placeholder image for tonight's livestream also shows a range of memojis looking adoringly at the WWDC 2021 logo.
Apple could finally reveal its augmented reality (AR) glasses at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) next week. The conference, which is being held online for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, runs from June 7 to 11. Apple will reveal a range of new hardware products, as well as its major annual software update, live-streamed from its Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California. The Worldwide Developers Conference, which happens every summer, typically serves as Apple's opportunity to reveal new hardware and its next big software update Here's a look at all the potential announcements expected to be made at WWDC 2021. When Apple confirmed the date of WWDC 2021 at the end of March, it shared an intriguing image that hinted at its of long-rumored AR glasses finally being announced.
Apple's oft-rumored augmented reality headset could launch as soon as the second quarter of 2022, according to one analyst. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a head-mounted display (HMD), which will be used for both virtual and augmented reality, is likely to ship in the first-part of next year, according to 9to5Mac, which first reported the news. 'We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD devices in 2Q22. The device will provide a video see-through AR experience, so the lens is also needed, and Genius is also a key supplier,' Kuo wrote in the note. Speculation has swirled around the cost of the device, with Kuo expecting it cost approximately $1,000.
Yet another leak on Apple's anticipated augmented reality glasses suggests they will come with frames meant to evoke those worn by the tech giant's late CEO Steve Jobs. According to frequent leaker, Jon Prosser, who has reported several other pieces of intel on Apple's augmented reality glasses, the company will release a limited supply of'Steve Jobs Heritage Edition' glasses once the devices are unveiled. Apple's late CEO, Steve Jobs, donned glasses with circular frames throughout the years. That style will allegedly be replicated in a limited edition version of Apple's upcoming AR glasses (stock) It's not clear what the limited edition specs will cost, but they will allegedly resemble the circular frames often worn by Jobs. The move would mirror other past special edition items from the company - notably a $10,000 gold iteration of Apple's first generation watch.