Apple Purchased Akonia Holographics, a Company That Makes Lenses for AR Glasses

Apple has bought a startup that makes lenses for augmented fact glasses, stories Reuters ^(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-tech/apple-buys-startup-focused-on-lenses-for-ar-glasses-idUSKCN1LE2VS). The acquisition lends additional proof to rumors suggesting Apple is creating an augmented fact headset.

Akonia Holographics, the startup that Apple purchased, advertises the “international’s first commercially to be had quantity holographic reflective and waveguide optics for clear show parts in sensible glasses.”


The presentations that it makes are stated to make use of the corporate’s HoloMirror generation for “ultra-clear, full-color efficiency” to permit the “thinnest, lightest head worn presentations on the planet.”

Apple showed the acquisition to Reuters with the observation that it makes use of when it makes an acquisition: “Apple buys smaller firms every so often, and we most often do not talk about our objective or plans.”

Akonia used to be based in 2019 by means of holography scientists who concerned with holographic information garage prior to transferring directly to increase presentations for augmented fact glasses.

It’s now not clean when precisely Apple bought Akonia, however assets that spoke to Reuters instructed the corporate had develop into “very quiet” over the past six months, indicating the purchase could have been made within the first part of 2019.

Multiple rumors have instructed Apple has a analysis unit of masses of workers operating on AR and VR, exploring the techniques the rising applied sciences may well be utilized in long run Apple merchandise.

Apple is alleged to be exploring a number of prototypes, together with a robust AR/VR headset ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/04/27/apple-ar-vr-headset-8k-displays/) with an 8K show for every eye and a set of augmented fact sensible glasses ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/11/08/apple-augmented-reality-headset-2020/) with a devoted show, a integrated processor, and an “rOS” or fact working machine.

Apple’s acquire of Akonia Holographics is its 2d fresh AR/VR comparable acquisition. In November 2019, Apple bought Vrvana ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/11/21/apple-acquires-vrvana-ar-headset-company/), a corporate that evolved a blended fact headset referred to as Totem.

Related Roundup: Apple VR Project ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/apple-vr-project/)

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