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Tech Giant Apple Considering Development & Expansion Into Wearable Glasses


2016-11-19 Silicon Review

In a report by Bloomberg, it has been reported that, the tech giant Apple Inc is considering expanding into wearable glass headsets and has talked about the project with potential suppliers.

According to the report, along with other information and may use augmented reality, the wearable headset would show images Chief Executive Tim Cook, who has been struggling with a slowdown in iPhone sales in recent quarters, said earlier this year that the company would continue to invest a lot into augmented reality.

The world’s largest technology company Apple has ordered a small number of near-eye displays for testing but has not obtained enough for production on a larger scale, the report added.

The move would make Apple the latest tech company to venture into wearable glasses.
Alphabet Inc’s discontinued its own wearable glass headset, Google Glass, and closed the social media account linked to the device earlier this year, ending its attempt to popularize the expensive devices with consumers.

When launched in 2012, the device received plenty of attention initially, but quickly ran into problems with its awkward appearance and privacy concerns over video recording.

Snap, an $18 billion company which makes the popular messaging app Snapchat, also launched its own video-camera sunglasses last week.

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