January 1, 2018 1:30 pm
(PatentlyApple) This week the European Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that proves that an Apple team is in fact working on Apple’s future near-eye displays for AR and VR glasses. Apple notes in their patent filing that electronic devices may include near-eye displays that present images close to a user’s eyes. For example, devices such as virtual reality and augmented reality headsets may include near-eye displays with optical elements that allow users to view the displays.
Apple’s Tim Cook told the U.K.’s Independent in October that the display technology required to pull off AR glasses is a huge challenge and not available today, we know from this latest patent filing that Apple has been working on this solution since at minimum June 2017 when the patent was filed if not earlier.