Now there's someone you'd believe if there's a rumour about a new bypass being built.
The word on the street is that Apple is developing new augmented-reality glasses, with the work at an advanced stage. Prototypes, we're told, have been made and Cupertino is aiming for a 2021/2022 release. There's also a name: Apple Glass. The latest rumblings come from Jon Prosser, who has carved a name for himself with his ( …
And wouldn't even if Google Glass had never happened. I'll bet that's a placeholder name until the product is ready enough for the marketing people to have a look and see what the actual branding will be.
I remember reading articles where the author claimed to have the inside scoop on what the iPad was going to be called. Not a one of them got it right, not even the "pad" part (some of them got the "i" right though)
Thinking about it more I think Apple would choose a name that's more about how it is used than what it is, something with "view" or "look" or "eyes" or something like that in the name. I mean, what about the name "AirPod" suggests that they are earphones? But the "air" does hint at its wirelessness. That's how they would name AR glasses, a name that suggests what it does not what it is.
Well one of the rumors says it will support prescription lens and such so maybe it is sold as a "frame" like the frames you buy from your optician, only with more features. So maybe it is Apple Frame, or iFrame? Lots of possibilities, but pretty sure iEyes is not one of them :)
Googled it: too many companies around the world including an Australian mob which markets "Intelligent Glass" (a.k.a. iGlass). Apple would need to spend too much money (i.e. *any* money) buying out the rights for the name around the world. And suing would take too long. Much easier to name it something else. iSight is nice, if Apple ever decides to re-purpose it.
"Apple is reportedly aiming for a $499 price tag, plus the cost of prescription lenses."
This being Apple, you will not be able to go to your local optometrist and get the prescription lens. You will have to get iPrescription lens at your local genius bar. And it will be a bargain at only $999, each.
it has great potential for video games ( Final Fantasy seeing spirits)
maybe for military/police/criminals (seeing through drones cameras)
but for the average user on the street, it's just one more excuse to walk into parking meters and fountains.
I would love to play a FPS game with them, but not for $1000, or even half of that. Real life is still much cooler.
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