Apple Smart Glasses Will Be Produced by End of Year According to Top Analyst

11:40 03/09/2019

Ming-Chi Kuo is a top Apple AAPL  analyst who has become one of the most accurate analysts around when it comes to the iPhone maker.

The TF Securities analyst has revealed a new prediction this past week that has had Wall Street buzzing. According to Kuo, Apple is expected to begin production of its augmented reality headsets by the end of the year.

Kuo doesn't expect Apple to start mass production of the headsets however until late Q2 of 2020 which means consumers may not get their hands on one until the summer of 2020 at the earliest.

Kuo has said that the headset will likely sync up with the iPhone and be heavily dependent on the phone. Reported by 9to5Mac, Kuo has said that Apple's first AR glasses will act as a display, and the computing, rendering, internet connection and location services will come from the user's iPhone.

“We think, due to technology limitations, that Apple will integrate its head-worn AR device and iPhone,” wrote Kuo.

“The former is in charge of the display, and the latter is in charge of computing, Internet access, indoor navigation, and outdoor navigation. Although there is still much room for improvement for Apple’s first-generation head-worn AR device, we believe that this product will offer an all-new user experience and define the AR user interface. If Apple’s competitors launch products related to AR in the future, they may copy Apple’s design features.”

It was in 2017 that Bloomberg had reported that Apple was working on an AR headset and CEO Tim Cook said at the time, “Today I can tell you that the technology itself doesn’t exist to do that in a quality way,” he said. “There have been improvements, but AR is still very limited in what it offers, largely because there’s a huge gap in the field of view inside headsets.”

Kuo did not mention how much the headset would cost.

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