It’s not a secret that Apple wants to create AR (augmented reality) glasses, but what the tech giant is not telling us is when these glasses will be revealed. From the looks of it, Apple is getting closer to creating the new device since a recent report from Reuters is highlighting the fact that Apple has purchased a new subsidiary startup company that will focus on creating special AR lenses.
Apple Purchases Akonia Holographics
Rumors of Apple purchasing a new company called Akonia Holographics which is a company located in Longmont, Colorado surfaced on the web a couple of days ago, but the Cupertino based tech giant decided to confirm these rumors on Wednesday.
“Apple buys smaller companies from time to time, and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans,” said Apple when questions about the new subsidiary.
Apple probably made a contract that is forcing Akonia Holographics execs not to reveal any information about what they will be doing because no one from the company wanted to give a statement about being purchased by Apple.
Nonetheless, what we know about Akonia Holographics is that it has been founded in 2012 by a group of holography scientists who work on creating displays for augmented reality glasses.
Apple AR Glasses
Apple CEO Tim Cook once said that augmented reality is “a big and profound technology development” and that he is interested in integrating it into Apple devices. “This one of those huge things that we’ll look back at and marvel on the start of it” added Tim Cook about augmented reality technology.
Seeing that Apple has purchased and entire company and presumably tasked it with creating displays for augmented reality glasses, we think it’s safe to say that Apple has big plans for the upcoming future. Let’s hope Apple decides to reveal the new glasses soon enough.