Apple has long been rumoured to be working on augmented and virtual reality technologies, and we may finally have a look at them. While the company hasn’t confirmed any of these, a new patent filing could be the first we’ve seen of Apple’s AR/VR glasses. First spotted by PatentlyApple, it shows an “Optical System for Head-mounted Display”, which includes a bunch of lenses that point images to your eyes. The headset also seems to be lighter than what we’ve seen so far.
The headset focuses light into a compact form and removes chromatic aberration effects. You also get fringes of colours when looking at things in VR or AR. The patent filing suggests it will also have head tracking capabilities in 3D space, along with eye tracking to improve the overall experience.
The headset is fitted with ambient light sensors and there’s also a mention for trackpad controls. It’s unclear whether all of these features will make it to the final version, but we should know soon enough. It’s unclear when this actually become reality though, but it all but confirms that Apple is working on a device like this.