Anyone wondering why they’d want Apple’s much-rumored augmented-reality glasses should watch a new concept video. Rather than focusing on hardware, the concept explores daily use of realityOS, the operating system Apple is apparently creating for its AR glasses.
Watch it now to see what it might be like to wear Apple’s Next Big Thing.
New concept imagines Apple AR glasses in everyday use
It is the creation of The Hacker 34, who says, “the goal of this video is to show what are the use cases where smart glasses could be useful.”
It’s a collection of short demos showing how a pair of Apple AR glasses would be useful. Perhaps the most useful trick is adding two displays to a MacBook visible only through the power of augmented reality.
But there are others, like getting real-time walking directions, or seeing the battery status of Apple devices just by looking at them. Watch the full video to see more.
Those who want to see the possible hardware for a pair of AR glasses should look at The Hacker 34’s Apple Glass concept.
Over the years, the artist has built a collection of concepts of future Apple devices. These always stay grounded in what’s really possible.
Apple almost certainly developing AR glassses
Augmented reality superimposes information on the real world. AR glasses could replace iPhone and Apple Watch by showing wearers driving directions in front of their eyes. Or text messages. Someone could see what’s playing on their AirPods… all without needing to look away from what they are doing.
Apple is widely expected to take its first big step into this market sometime in 2022. It’ll supposedly start with a headset that offers both virtual reality and augmented reality.
The hardware needed to make The Hacker 34’s concept practical is still years away. Screens are still too bulky.
When it’s ready, Apple will be too. It’s been working on realityOS for years.