Apple has put its long-awaited AR glasses on hold due to unresolved technical issues. As it turns out, Cupertino will now focus on the development of a more budget-friendly mixed reality (MR) headset, which will appear no earlier than 2026.
This device is easier to develop, but will be more cumbersome. The difference between them is that AR glasses overlay virtual information on the real world, while MR operates in a virtual environment, combining elements of the real world and digital ones.
The novelty is credited with Micro-LED 4K screens, cameras, as well as a LiDAR scanner that will track your gaze, read facial expressions, hand gestures, and so on. In addition, the system will accept voice commands.
As expected, the price will be $ 3,000, the design of the novelty is still unknown. At the same time, Apple engineers are still discussing ways to reduce the cost of the product. That is, the available version of the headset will have lower resolution displays, fewer sensors, cheaper materials, a slower processor, and may not even include an H2 chip for less audio latency.
Earlier it was reported that Apple showed the new MacBook Pro laptops, the most powerful to date.
First 110-inch 8K 3D monitor unveiled to display 3D without glasses
BOE showcased its latest developments at the ISE 2023 European Professional Audiovisual Show, including a large monitor for viewing 3D content without glasses.
This 110″ 8K 3D monitor supports 120Hz refresh rate. The manufacturer claims that the three-dimensional image on the TV screen can be seen by several users from different angles.
The TV uses innovative lens array technology combined with MiniLED and quantum dot backlight technology. So far, users can see stereoscopic images at a distance of no more than 1.5 m from the screen. However, the manufacturer states that work is ongoing, so the distance will be significantly increased in the future. Such TVs are planned to be widely used in advertising, exhibitions and many other scenarios.
BOE also showcased the first 162-inch MiniLED TV with a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2new 65″ ultra-slim 8K TVs with 3024 local dimming zones, an 86″ interactive touch screen panel and more.
Apple Watch Series 8 significantly cheaper in China
Smart watches Apple Watch Series 8 fell in price in China. JD.com is currently offering a 41mm GPS model for $400. The starting price of this model in China was $445.
Apple Watch Series 8 received a body temperature sensor that can take measurements every 5 seconds. Apple Watch Series 8 recognizes not only falls, but also getting into car accidents, for which new sensors are used.
Apple Watch Series 8 features a battery saver mode that allows you to last longer without recharging.
Apple says the Apple Watch Series 8 can track temperature changes as low as 0.1 degrees Celsius and check the temperature every five seconds.
Audi Activesphere unveiled with adjustable suspension, 600 km range, AR glasses and pickup capability
Audi has unveiled the Audi Activesphere concept car, which is designed for off-road driving.
He received a protected bottom, height-adjustable suspension and convenient ways to transport sports equipment. The rear part can turn into a loading area, where you can place, for example, bicycles. That is, the crossover can be used as a pickup truck.
It will get a spacious interior where you can relax when the car is in self-driving mode. The interior fully reflects Audi’s confidence in augmented reality. Passengers will be able to wear augmented reality glasses, which will provide access to the controls of the infotainment system and the virtual assistant. There will be no usual screens, while the glasses will be able to track the indicators of your body.
If the driver wants to take control, the instrument panel and steering wheel will rise into place. Audi clearly expects to take control only at the exit from the road.
Audi claims a range of around 600 km and 270 kW fast charging using an 800 V architecture. According to the developers, the 100 kWh battery will be able to charge from 5 to 80% in 25 minutes.
It is the fourth model in Audi’s electric concept lineup. In August 2021, the company launched this initiative with the Skysphere roadster, and a month later introduced the Grandsphere sedan. Last year’s Urbansphere was called the SUV for the cities of the future, where your car will be not only a means of transportation, but also an office (or a refuge from the outside world).
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