Cnet report, referring to internal sources, working on a headset that can use both AR and VR technology, but a resolution of 8K per eye indicates that it will be around for many more years It will be until such a device comes on the market, especially since it should work wirelessly in contrast to today's VR glasses.
The project, code-named T288, is still in its infancy, but is due to be released in 2020, according to the Cnet report.
Linking AR and VR would be something quite different new - not just for Apple. The company has so far only dealt with augmented reality in iPhones and iPads, and company CEO Tim Cook also sees AR as having greater potential than VR, especially since Augmented Reality allows it to be more present. Previous VR goggles shield the user from his environment.
So far, VR has not made a real breakthrough, despite high investment from companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. AR, on the other hand, has reached and thrilled an audience of millions, for example with Pokemon Go.
The headset from Apple would be connected to a portable computer that sends wireless data to the glasses. It should work an Apple processor that should be more powerful than anything that has been used in the AR and VR area, so the source of Cnet. It will not be a real Mac or iPad.
At the WWDC Developer Conference in June 2017, Apple introduced ARKit, which allows developers to develop augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads. In addition, Apple is working with Valve to bring the Steam VR platform to its desktop Macs.