Leaks Suggest the Apple AI Glasses To Start at $499 US: Would Feature a LiDAR Sensor & Gesture Control
Jon Prosser is at it again. Earlier he posted about some Apple announcements before they happened and it was just crazy. The fact that his leaks were so on point makes him quite a source for all news that is Apple (for now). In a recent video news update in the realm of Apple, Jon made another claim, according to his sources. The Youtuber/tipster commented on the possible specs and announcement of the future Apple smart lens wearable. He tweeted about this “announcement” as well.
We've been talking for YEARS about Apple's AR glasses! Speculation, crazy concepts, articles, videos…
I've been quietly working on this for a while!
Here's your first exclusive leak dump for "Apple Glass" 👓👀
More to come!https://t.co/3q3DhpLKBU pic.twitter.com/OfDBV9PAKy
— jon prosser (@jon_prosser) May 19, 2020
According to his video (jump to the 5:20 mark if you wanna dive right into the Apple Glass leaks), Apple would call it the Apple Glass. Simple as that. He claims that since it would be a first-generation product, it won’t be some stand-alone device. Instead, just like the first generation of wearables, this would be paired to users’ iPhones (sorry Android users) and push data from them.
The Apple Glass
Now, the interesting bit comes in where he claims that he has actually seen a prototype for the smart glasses and says that he is actually looking for a legal agreement to share that footage with the world. There is a slim chance he’d be able to do that though, considering the legal debacle he may face from Apple’s legal team. Despite that, he discusses what he saw first hand. According to him, it was an all-plastic frame which he claims that might change till the final product launch. As for an additional feature, the glasses support a LiDAR sensor on them, this would definitely be for the AR snippets on the data displayed on them. It won’t support any cameras to protect users’ privacy. The glasses are charged on a plastic lens.
The information HUD would be called Starboard, a reference to the Springboard found on iOS devices. Users can interact with the glasses by using gestures. As for the pricing, Apple, according to the leaks would be pricing these rather leniently. He claimed that these may go for $499 plus the cost for prescription lenses if there is.
For the availability, it was first thought that Apple would announce these somewhere around the iPhone 12 event but Apple needs an audience. Due to the COVID-19 spread, this may be delayed and the launch as well.