Apple is anticipated to replace the iPhone with a NEW daily computing gadget.
One expert has disclosed the timeline for this great in importance shift – and it’s not very far away.
Ming-Chi Kuo,top analyst and long-time industry insider says Apple anticipates to replace the iPhone in just 10 years – by 2032.
In its place would be an AR device – that’s augmented reality.
AR is when computer-generated images are overlaid on the world around you.
Right now, you can see AR in apps like Pokemon Go.
Still tech companies – inclusive of Facebook, Microsoft and Google – are scrambling to evolve AR devices that can be worn.
Quite a lot of these so far exist, as is the case with Microsoft HoloLens.
Nearly all specialist think the device will be a pair of glasses that let you change the world around you.
This could be overlaying map directions, revealing you info about what you’re seeing, or playing AR/VR video games.
In a note to investors made visible to tech blog 9to5Mac, Kuo described that Apple’s timeline sees the iPhone replaced in 10 years.
“Currently, there are more than one billion active iPhone users,”
“If Apple’s goal is to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years, it means Apple will sell at least one billion AR devices in 10 years.”
Above all, Kuo says that the success of these goggles will be determined on how detached they are from iPhone.
“If the AR headset is positioned only as an accessory for the Mac or iPhone, it will not be conducive to the growth of the product.
“An AR headset that works independently means that it will have its own ecosystem and provide the most complete and flexible user experience.”
Apple is anticipated to launch an early version of these goggles next year.
These will contest with other early AR/VR devices like Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 and the HTC Vive.
As stated by Kuo, this early device won’t rely on the iPhone for performance – and will ship
“with the same computing power level as the Mac”.
The headset is tipped to feature two Sony-built 4K micro OLED displays.
This would indicate that the goggles would as well be able to support virtual reality – like AR, yet where you’re completely submerged in a computer-generated world.
AR and VR tie in with Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse.
Apple has formerly established interest in AR and VR, still hasn’t formally announced a committed headset still.