Apple Reportedly Met With Augmented Reality Component Makers At CES 2018 For AR Headset

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According to reports from Bloomberg, representatives from Apple held a meeting with suppliers of the augmented reality components at the CES 2018. The field of augmented reality is definitely growing and there are giants of the industry looking into it like Facebook, Microsoft, Google and more. Apple has not been shy about the virtues if AR but it has not yet delivered it in the form of a dedicated hardware. So let’s dive in to see some more details on Apple meeting with AR component suppliers at CES 2018 for AR Headset.

Apple Allegedly Met With AR Device Manufacturers At CES 2018 For AR Headset

Tim Cook has mentioned several times that AR will change things for good. It will allow users to be connected to the world around them while still being able to use their devices. There’s no doubt that augmented reality features a lot of potentials and the possibilities are endless in terms of application.

Even though Apple does not take part in public demos of its gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show, but it makes sure that it’s executives and representatives are present for the manufacturers of its products and services. CES 2018 takes place over a course of this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. More importantly, augmented reality was certainly a technology worthy of a display.

Behind the scenes, Apple sent its folks to Las Vegas to speak to a wide range of manufacturers bridging to the AR industry. Possibly, the effort was a step forward for its often rumoured augmented reality headset or glasses.

“During CES, representatives from major players like Apple, Facebook, and Google met with suppliers that make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses, according to people familiar with the meetings. Smaller firms like Snap and China’s Xiaomi also met with potential partners at the show, indicating a desire to build their own AR headsets. Behind the scenes, Samsung and LG have already placed small orders of AR components to start prototyping devices.”

While VR headsets gathered a lot of traction at the CES 2018. Apple requires advanced hardware and software manufacturers to pull off the ‘quality’ that it desires for its ultra-hyped AR headset. Nonetheless, it all depends on the future and what it beholds for consumers. In addition to this, the application that Apple has in mind for the rumoured headset is a different question. We will update you guys as soon as there is something new to the story.

This is it for now, folks. Are you guys following the CES 2018? What are your favourite products part of the event? Share your views with us in the comments.

Source: Bloomberg

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