Apple Testing Augmented Reality 'Smart Glasses' That Connect to iPhone

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"*It is not clear* how Apple would overcome the privacy and safety issues that Google faced"

lol... sneak attack

Maybe Apple can deal with privacy the same way they deal with it in iOS10 as differential privacy and call it 'privacy" Apple can do something..
 

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Folks think they are being filmed and find this "creepy".
There have been occasion where I have had to hold my iPhone up to scan a QR code (Shell Petrol station - NEVER again) or enter a calander entry etc.
An attractive lady appears and there is an awkward sense "she thinks I'm photographing" her, this is not a nice feeling.
I dont think these will ever take off for the "creepy" aspect of them.
"Is he filming me?"
 
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I may be in the minority, but AR glasses (if designed well) could provide a much more unique and useful 2nd screen experience than the watch. They also seem a more natural companion device than a watch.
 

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Folks think they are being filmed and find this creepy.
There have been ocassion where I have had to hold my iPhone up to scan a QR code (shell Petrol station - NEVER again) or enter a calander entry etc.
An attractive lady appears and there is an awkward sense "she thinks I'm photographing" her, this is not a nice feeling.
I dont think these will ever take off for the "creepy" aspect of them.
"Is he filming me?"
nah.. we point our cameras in public place, do video recordings in public with a device anyone an see that we are holding in one hand... Why should it be any different to something we are wearing ? Because no one can see that little red blinker on ya glasses going off as u'r trying to chat with people..

"Sorry can u disable your glasses, that's really annoying" Just as long as u don't do this while u'r driving.
 
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How about an iMac, Tim Cook?
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nah.. we point our cameras in public place, do video recordings in public with a device anyone an see that we are holding in one hand... Why should it be any different to something we are wearing ? Because no one can see that little red blinker on ya glasses going off as u'r trying to chat with people..

"Sorry can u disable your glasses, that's really annoying" Just as long as u don't do this while u'r driving.
If you don't get the difference then you may be a candidate for the creep everyone was trying to avoid.
 

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nah.. we point our cameras in public place, do video recordings in public with a device anyone an see that we are holding in one hand... Why should it be any different to something we are wearing ? Because no one can see that little red blinker on ya glasses going off as u'r trying to chat with people..

"Sorry can u disable your glasses, that's really annoying" Just as long as u don't do this while u'r driving.
So is you stood in a crowded city centre on a Saturday afternoon and everytime a girl went by you held up and moved your iPhone towards her for all to see, you dont think people would find that a tad disturbing?

Basically thats what could / would happen with these glasses "you have no right to film or photograph me without my permission".
 
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All I want from Apple at this point is timely spec updates on the products they offer, and not fall behind more than a year.

If this cannot be accomplished, fire Cook and get someone who can.

Make Apple Great Again!
Why ask for what any company can deliver? I want real market disruption from Apple. VR and AR are non starters at the moment with way too many players sniffing around and others introducing weak visions of future tech. No one is close to success yet. Maybe they're just waiting to see what Apple does but I feel most of them are just racing to get more investors or get their products out first without paying attention to the details that Apple usually gets right. I would give up on laptops and desktops completely if it would lead to a paradigm shift led by Apple.
 
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I believe that the Apple glasses just beat out the Apple Toupe for Cook's next big wearables project.
 
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Apple Glass.


Glasses are obviously silly, battery hump, less so, but please explain to me precisely what is the issue with charging a mouse once a month for a couple of hours just because it has to lay on it's side.
 

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Yeah right. No one at Apple is stupid enough to embark on something like this. This is Google or Microsoft territory.

Apple pumps enormous amounts of money into creating state of the art products because of the power of economies of scale. The power of selling tens of millions of a product.
So yes of course they are going to embark on a product that will sell 12.
 

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I honestly think this would be awesome but the only problem I would see if it is too expensive. I feel like Apple has a trend with new products lately.
 

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finally a good rumour! Was thinking this site just gave product delivery times and watch band updates.

I'm almost thinking a glass wearable won't be in the near future. It just seems unpractical outside of the living room as google glass proved. Hololens seems cool because of it's gaming and industrial potential, so maybe Apple has a surprise up it's sleve :)

What I do know is that Tim hasn't really delivered anything jaw dropping so we should temper our expectations. Apple Watches still has a far way to go too, and how would a wearable glass fit in the econsystem (if that is still important to apple). I wonder if they would use a new proprietary dock for charging in increase dongle sales!

Plus, could you imagine the costs? If an additional LCD on a laptop adds 400 dollars, what will this new glass costs! Gold glasses? hahaah
 

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No not iGlasses. Apple Glasses
I like the iEye ...in gold. Maybe the Golden iEye (sorry Bond fans)

Seriously, you can eleminate the privacy concerns if you dont put a camera on it. A holographic display is the next innovation...works with Siri and use the watch as a trackpad.
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AppleWatch + Glasses + AirPods could be the 1-2-3 punch that gradually replaces the iPhone and sets Apple up for the next decade.

A full computer on your wrist and glasses that provide a place for larger visual information. AirPods in your ears for full time Siri interaction. That's all you need for a wearable computer environment.
My thoughts exactly! Might need to stick a battery "somewhere", but sign me up for a beta anyway.
 

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"It is not clear how Apple would overcome the privacy and safety issues that Google faced"

Contrary to Android, Apple is a closed system. For instance, there are no porn apps to iPhone because Apple has banned them. Sure, some people will Jailbreak their glasses, but Apple could make it very hard to do that, much harder than today. One could imagine dedicated hardware that helps here, especially together with downloadable software so Apple can quickly respond to patches that are out in the wild. Today I think Apple see some benefits with Jailbreaked phones, so they don't really go after them as hard as they could.

There could also be some legislation on top of it, you basically have to sign a contract when you buy or boots up the device . Then we can have hardware (jammers) that would block the glasses from filming in certain areas. Also, the younger generation is not bothered as much about being broadcasted 24-7 as the older. People are already filming all the time with their phones and few seem to care.

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I have said it before, if Apple makes the first augmented reality glasses that really works, it could be as big as the iPhone. There shouldn't really be any cap on the amount of research money Apple should put in here. Even if it cost them $10 billion dollars to get two years head start it will be worth it.

Key to succeeding is to have all these. If one is missing, don't bother releasing a product.

- Slim form factor
If they are ugly and heavy, nobody will use them all day and the product will be useless.

- Adequate battery life
They must last at least a day, preferably longer. Perhaps they could be charged wirelessly to make it a less nuisance.

- Useful Apps
People are not interested in gimmicks. There must be at least a handful really useful apps (killer apps if you like) and they should be tightly integrated.

The graphical user interface doesn't have to be advanced with complicated overlay in 3d. It's much more important to keep the weight low (sleek design) and the battery life long. HoloLens, Magic Leap and Metaglasses are all doing it wrong here. For instance, subtitles, translation and teleprompter could be some killer apps, and they need very little graphics, not even color.
 
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My thoughts exactly! Might need to stick a battery "somewhere", but sign me up for a beta anyway.
If they can fit tiny batteries in AirPods, I'm sure they can fit several times that many batteries in the two arms of a pair of glasses.
 

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Glasses are obviously silly, battery hump, less so, but please explain to me precisely what is the issue with charging a mouse once a month for a couple of hours just because it has to lay on it's side.
Because the mouse only reminds you to charge it once when it has around 10% left, which will easily last (me at least) another 2-4 days. So people use it for that amount of time, then it just dies. And the cat isn't even to blame. So you have to stop whatever you're doing and wait for it to charge.

Additional notifications would fix part of the issue, but the fact you can't charge and use it at the same time is simply ridiculous.
 
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I really dont think these glasses would work without image / video capture so the creepy "you are filming / photographing me" tag wont go away.

They will always creep people out.
esp. Male adopters around females.