Apple's AR glasses are rumoured to be on hold or cancelled according a translated report from DigiTimes but the jury is out on whether the story is legitimate.
DigiTimes has a mixed track record when it comes to rumours from inside sources, and the latest one suggests that the team working on Apple's AR glasses was disbanded back in May and reallocated to other projects. The site calls it a "temporary termination" but not everyone is ready to take it at face value.
iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted that this is "unlikely", due to a "huge amount of evidence" of support for Apple's AR glasses in iOS 13 "only a couple of months ago."
What kind of evidence? ARDisplayDevice.framework; ARDisplayDeviceRemoteExtensionContext, stereo AR in GameController framework. Does seems to back up the 'iPhone accessory' claims from Bloomberg a while back if AR apps are an Extension point like WatchKit was pic.twitter.com/dclIBpll0z
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) July 11, 2019
Some people think this is another AirPower situation - the wireless charging mat that was announced in 2017 and eventually cancelled in March, despite rumours saying it would release this spring, making a last minute cancellation perfectly feasible.
As always, take this report with a pinch of salt until Apple steps in with official word on its AR glasses. [VentureBeat]
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