New evidence reveals aspects of Apple’s augmented reality glasses, a product whose appearance is forecast for 2020 and 2021.
Apple received on Thursday, December 19, new patents that reveal the presence of hidden cameras in the glasses, as well as the presence of hearing aids that could be removed from the body of the glasses. Other sensors could also be removed from the lenses.
Apple, in the patent, proposes the use of cameras hidden under a layer that could adjust its transparency to hide or show the cameras when necessary. The protective layer would also help improve vision in poor visibility scenarios.
The patent suggests that this technology and its implementation would be used on glasses or on a head-long device, but there is also the possibility that it will be used on the iPhone to hide the camera and give a cleaner appearance.
The patent that mentions the movable headphones, says that the position of the headphones would change depending on what the user is seeing in the glasses, because the audio would give another level of immersion in the content. Hearing aids could be removed or placed to improve transportation and would be held by magnets.
Apple does not comment on patent reports, but it has long been speculated that Cupertino’s firm is working on augmented reality glasses. These glasses would be announced during 2020 or 2021.