There have been multiple rumors to suggest that Apple could be working on an augmented reality (AR) headset, and now according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple could be one step closer to making it a reality. This is thanks to one of Apple’s manufacturers Quanta landing a deal to help build AR displays for a company called Lumus.
So where does Apple fit in this? For starters, we should mention that Quanta manufacturers for other companies besides Apple. However the deal that Quanta struck with Lumus does hint that the company could be getting ready to help make AR components for Apple. According to Lumus, the deal with Quanta will see the latter make lenses for smart glasses, but at the same time it will also give Quanta the option to manufacture the component for other tech companies.
Given Quanta’s close and long relationship with Apple, plus the rumors of an Apple AR headset, this indeed does hint that Apple’s AR glasses might not be too far off, although last we heard it was rumored to only arrive in 2020.
Like we said this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard about Apple’s AR headset plans. It is clear that the company is interested in AR tech, and just last month it was reported that Apple acquired an AR company. Whether or not this is to further their AR efforts on their mobile devices or to bolster their AR headset project remains to be seen.