Apple's growing interest in augmented reality (AR) is well-established at this point, with CEO Tim Cook calling AR "a big idea like the smartphone" earlier this year, and the company making dipping its toes in the field for the first time with the launch of the ARKit framework for iOS 11.
The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in NY and producer Bryan VanGelder. The new operating system - dubbed "rOS" for "reality operating system" - is based on iOS, but Apple is far from finalizing how users will control the device, investigating voice control through Siri, head gestures and touch panels as possibilities.
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Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.
While it may be another newly designed iPhone, one report hints at something truly different and possibly revolutionary: an augmented reality headset. Cook also said that the display technology required for that kind of product poses huge challenges.
Apple isn't interested in the current crop of AR devices that use a phone as both the screen and the processor.
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Apple has been publicly bullish on augmented reality instead of virtual reality. During the company's most recent earnings call, he said that the company believes "AR is going to change the way we use technology forever". The headset will "have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system" called "rOS", or "reality operating system", the report notes.
Apple's ARKit marks the start of a long journey for the company's work with augmented reality technology, but the long-rumored AR headset the company may be working on may still be years away from release. They are also developing a range of apps, from messaging to mapping to 360-degree video playback. The headset will be capable of running its own apps, and have access to a dedicated version of Apple's app store. The tools will also make it easier to create AR games for multiple players. "We don't (care) about being first; we want to be best in creating people's experiences". This is apparently an interim step, in order to give Apple an opportunity to test the technology on an existing product.
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