Bloomberg: Apple Targets 2020 for Release of AR Headset, Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, and Arm-Based Macs


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple has targeted a 2020 release for its augmented reality headset, although the timeframe could be pushed back if the product needs more development, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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The report claims the glasses are expected to wirelessly pair with an iPhone to display information such as messages, emails, and maps over the wearer's field of vision. It would also be possible to play games on the headset, with Apple reportedly considering having an App Store for the headset.

Apple has a few other releases planned for later in 2020, the report adds, including Apple Watch models with sleep tracking and Macs with custom Apple-designed processors that are expected to be Arm-based.

Article Link: Bloomberg: Apple Targets 2020 for Release of AR Headset, Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, and Arm-Based Macs
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Oct 28, 2016
Bloomberg just basically copied-pasted rumors from other sources.
maybe, but they are just dragging the line for credibility
So 2020 is the big Apple event...AR glass, Mac Pro shipping, iPhone redesign, 14" MBP redesign, ARM Macs...Airpods Pro
MiniLed ipads also
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macrumors newbie
Jun 27, 2019
Wow, so it'll allow us to read emails, messages and use Google Maps!!! Totally worth the extra expense. If only there was another device that could do the same...
Same as Apple Watch. I can't wait for these glasses to be released, people to just buy the **** out of them because they're cool and convenient af and then competitors will take about 3 years to come up with a good response that costs 70% the price of the Apple Glasses and that nobody will buy because the market will have already chosen. Until then, Apple bad.


macrumors 65816
Oct 26, 2013
Would be truly shocked if Apple had functional AR glasses next year considering there isn’t even a half-baked product by any other company that comes anywhere near being usable by the average person.

I feel like these rumors could be about a less compact VR headset like a Daydream as a first step toward building out the platform when real glasses do become viable, but I’d be happy to be wrong.


macrumors 6502
Sep 24, 2009
Sounds awesome! I actually hate using Apple Watch for a lot of that stuff, it’s a pain and so small, shifting it to glasses would be pretty cool! Walking around a new city and seeing directions / messages right in your field of vision sounds like the future! I’m totally buying these way more exciting to me than an Apple Watch!! Only issue I’d have is, REALLY easy for someone to steal like a €1000-2500 product right off your face, at least Apple Watch is strapped to your hand, iPhone mostly in your pocket, shinny white futuristic glasses - shouts come snatch me, would have to have some serious security on it and maybe gps or auto lock when taken off to deter handsy scumbags.

Joe Rossignol

Staff member
May 12, 2012
Bloomberg just basically copied-pasted rumors from other sources.
Is this the same Bloomberg behind The Big Hack?
Same Bloomberg that owes Apple BIG apology. They weren’t able to provide any evidence for their claims, instead of apologizing or proved Apple wrong, they just turned their back and left. Like nothing happened.
bloomberg.... :rolleyes:

I mean I know it's a rumors site but don't we have to have some standards?
I think it is very important to look at the author more than the publication. This is Mark Gurman, who has probably had more Apple scoops than any other reporter ever. His name is not on that other article :)
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macrumors 68030
Mar 23, 2012
Don’t see AR glasses happening from Apple in 2020. Heck I’m pretty skeptical we’ll see that at all from them. This is a rumor for the stock market.

Mac on arm? No interest. I actually need programs to run on my computer. Bad enough to lose 32 bit ones with Catalina. Don’t see it happening next year anyways.

Maybe they should have thrown in car rumor as well. Some people actually take that nonsense seriously.
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