Apple Reportedly to Launch AR Glasses in 2020, Maybe with Micro LED Displays

Apple’s AR glasses have become even more materialized as Bloomberg reported on October 21 that the iPhone maker is likely to introduce AR headset which synchronize the new 5G upgraded iPhone in 2020.

According to Bloomberg, the glasses will wirelessly connected with iPhone to show information over users’ field of vision, displaying texts, emails, maps or even games. Apple was also said to include an App Store with the headset.


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The Apple’s AR glasses are expected to have holographic displays to deliver information, which goes in line with Apple’s patented technologies revealed in the past year. In November 2018, Apple was granted with a patent of Micro LED displays with integrated holographic technology. The patent described an adjustment layer on Micro LED display pixels to enrich users viewing angle. The company won other two patent in May 2019 that are related to Micro LED and a head-mounted system with a holographic element.

With these technology developments, it is expected that Apple will adopt Micro LED in its AR glasses. The company is believed to begin its Micro LED development since the acquisition of LuxVue in 2014. We may soon find out if the exaptation will be met.

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