Apple plans to add additional augmented reality content to its Apple TV streaming video service, according to a new Bloomberg Mark Gurman report today。 It is understood that the new feature can display some aspects of the scene in TV programs, such as people or objects, on viewers' iPhones or iPads, so that they can be seen as if they exist in the user's environment.
AR features are expected next year and will revolve around augmented and virtual reality before the release of apple's headpiece in 2022, these people said, demanding anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Mark Gurman said apple intended to release Apple TV AR features later this year, but was delayed by the global health crisis. Mark Gurman sources also warned that Apple might decide to abandon the plan altogether.
According to other sources in the iPhone 12, the time of the launch of the 3D ar camera is expected to significantly improve Apple's time of flight. The iPad Pro is considered to have similar features to those of Apple's lidar cameras in 2020. However, as apple only provides two of its own ar functions, animoji and measure applications, and relies on third-party application developers to provide additional ar utilities and experiences with its arkit framework, AR has not been fully utilized for a long time.
Looking ahead, there are rumors that Apple's augmented reality head display will be released in 2022. A recent report said that apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the R & D of AR head display, and the device's translucent lens has entered the trial production stage from the prototype. Earlier reports pointed out that Apple's AR and VR projects have been hindered by internal differences, that is, whether Apple should emphasize graphics and processing capabilities in its design, connect it wirelessly to the nearby hub, or adopt a more personalized way with less functions, but can be completely included in the head display. It is reported that in addition to the original headphones, Apple also has a number of AR and VR projects in progress, code named n301. A more fashionable ar glasses called n421 may be launched in 2023.