This Apple Glass concept video shows AR glasses might not be a bad idea after all

Apple Glass Concept Specs
Apple Glass Concept Specs (Image credit: the Hacker 34)

What you need to know

  • Apple Glass has been rumored for years.
  • This concept shows how cool it could be.
  • Maybe not the Steve Jobs Edition, though.

Apple's interest in AR glasses isn't anything new and we recently saw Jon Prosser suggesting they might not be far off a launch. Now we've been treated to a concept video showing how amazing they could be. Could.

We obviously know very little about what Apple Glass will offer but this concept video builds on what we've seen suggested already – including a LiDAR Scanner for fancy depth sensing and virtual swiping.

Check it out.

Now, I've been more than skeptical as to whether there's a market for Apple Glass, but this video has me convinced that there's something to the idea of glasses that can see and then interpret swipes in thin air. That LiDAR Scanner could be the real deal when it's inside a pair of glasses and I'm curious to see where Apple takes Apple Glass. Assuming it takes it anywhere, of course.

But Steve Jobs Edition Apple Glass? That's a step too far, I'm afraid.

Do you think you'd spend the rumored $499 to get your hands on Apple Glass?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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