Apple & Valve Reportedly Collaborating To Develop AR Glasses For Gamers


DigiTimes is reporting this morning that Apple has partnered with US game developer Valve to develop its rumored AR headset, which is expected to launch next year.

According to a report by Digitimes, Apple is partnering with Valve, an American video game developer, publisher, and digital distribution company, to develop its AR headset.

These claims were later backed up by Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that the Apple AR device would be entering production towards the end of 2019 (aka, now).

Back in July, it was reported that Apple had stopped developing AR/VR (Virtual Reality) headsets temporarily and that the team working on them was disbanded in May and reassigned to other product developments.

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News of Apple's augmented reality headset has been popping up for a while now. Despite their differences, the pitch for VR and AR is pretty similar, though the latter has proved more accessible thanks phones and tablets.

Another day, another Apple rumor, this time about the company's long-rumored AR headset.

DigiTimes has been known to have supply chain sources, which has led to several Apple leaks in the past, most of which have focused on the iPhone. Kuo also notes that Apple might partner with third-party brands to design the headset. As an example we can mention the ever-growing infrastructure service SteamVR and the release of their own VR headset Index in early summer.

Both companies have their fair share of experience when it comes to both hardware and software, but Apple is likely looking after the physical side of things while Valve might be handling quality of life and software.