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Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup dedicated to the manufacturing of displays for augmented reality glasses.

In addition to other recent purchases, this is an extremely strong indicator that the Cupertino company is actively working on AR glasses.idropnews/Martin Hajekidropnews/Martin HajekAccording to Akonia’s web site, its more than 200 patents result in a technology that can create “thin, transparent smart glass lenses that display vibrant, full-color, wide field-of-view images.” Just the kind of qualities that would be touted by Phil Schiller at a special AR glasses event.
Apple’s AR acquisition trail

Akonia is only the latest in a long series of purchases that show that Apple is actively working on developing AR glasses. Apple has been buying a lot of companies with technologies that are directly applicable in an AR set since as eagerly as 2013.
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https://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-ar-glasses-akonia-holographics,news-27927.html
 

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I think Apple would be foolish to not be looking into AR and VR, though I think there is much more of a future for AR then VR.

Personally I would like to see AR move away from wearable and put into things like car windshields and even more would love to see it in motorcycle helmets.

BMW had a great concept a few years ago at CES, do not think it will ever see the light of day though:

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkhp8Z1IloQ[/ame]
 
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