Apple AR glasses, prototype ready this year

Apple's augmented reality glasses slated for release in 2024 are entering an essential phase of their development.

As a reminder, while Apple's first mixed reality headset - virtual reality (VR) + augmented reality (AR) - should arrive early next year, the manufacturer also has another similar project for 2024, also still rumored.

Apple augmented reality glasses in the design development phase

This is a pair of glasses dedicated to AR, and according to analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong Intl Tech Research (via 9to5mac), they have just entered the design development phase, an important step for a product, which should generate a working prototype by the end of this year. Full-scale production will start in the second half of 2024.

Apple augmented reality glasses, screen overlay by Corning and Hoya

Jeff Pu adds that the device will benefit from waveguide technology, and that the screen overlay will be produced by Corning and Hoya, specialists in protective glasses and optics for smartphones and other mobile devices.