The company Catcher is expected to manufacture a part of Apple’s forthcoming product the Apple’s AR headset. It should be noted that metal frames and chassis for Apple iPhone and iPads. The Chairman of the company Catcher, Allen Horng revealed next year.
Piper Jaffray analyst and current hedge fund honcho Gene Munster is of the opinion that the new release of the AR headset. The Apple’s AR headset (dubbed “Apple Glasses” or simply referred as Apple Glass) to launch in 2020. The First quarter of 2018 would imply the high utilization rate.
The AR optical cameras uses components that are from Israeli-AR firm Lumus. Quanta does assembly work for Apple and hence has received the license to produce the AR optical cameras.
The model number is expected to be T2888. The new OS Operating System (rOS) is used for running the AR headset.
The licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple’s rumored AR headset.
Quanta pumped a $45 million investment into Lumus in 2016. “This means that the most expensive key enabling technology in the AR glasses teardown will now be affordably priced, effectively bringing down the overall cost of consumer AR glasses,” Grobman commented. “Quanta has suggested that full AR headsets would be priced for less than the cost of a high-end cell phone. That’s a big deal.”
AR headsets with Lumus technology are predicted to ship in 12 to 18 months.
Quanting is aiming to have AR technology on the market by 2019 but could also fulfill that promise by collaborating on other AR platforms, such as Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality.
Apple already has its ARKit software development platform, so there’s a good chance it could segue into hardware as well. It could be that an Apple AR headset would be a self-contained unit or the A11 Bionic chip could be used in iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
More and more innovation is on the way through Apple and we as customers are looking forward to much more things on the go. Now, it is the expectation being met would be decided based on the demand for the new aspiration thus introduced.