Apple has apparently moved their AR development out of house and into a collaborative effort with Valve. The duo have teamed together to apparently work on an AR headset that will debut at some point in 2020.
MacRumors is reporting that anlyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that Apple’s team-up with third-party developers is so that they can get the AR device into production as early as the fourth quarter of 2019 to launch as early as the first-half of 2020.
DigiTimes more specifically reported that Apple and Valve are working together on an AR headset, writing…
“Apple reportedly has partnered with US game developer Valve to develop AR head-mounted display devices, which may be released in the second half of 2020 at the earliest, with Taiwan’s ODMs Quanta Computer and Pegatron said to handle the assembly job, according to industry sources.”
Plain and simple, AR and VR suck.
Augmented reality isn’t cool, it’s not fun, there’s nothing entertaining or engaging about it. If you’re a five-year-old retard you might think it’s cool but so far AR is a complete waste of time and money. VR is practically the same. There are so few apps out there that are actually fun to use or play, and a lot of that boils down to VR being overly expensive, taking too long to setup and get into a game, having too many wires (and even the wireless solutions are still cumbersome as crap to use and quite heavy and inconvenient) and none of the games really push the boundaries of interactive entertainment to justify the extremely high-price of entry.
Media outlets propped up VR and AR as the next big thing, but absolutely NO big things came out of either one, unless you count Pokemon Go, which was just a fad, and even the AR was a negligible feature in the grand scheme of things.
I have no idea why anyone would still be excited for the media’s faux-hype for these pathetic and worthless technological endeavors. Until the AR/VR market includes full haptic bodysuits and headsets for under $200, no one in the casual market is going to care.
(Thanks for the news tip Guardian Evaunit02)