Rumors are what Apple dreams are, so it's usually best to ignore the juicy ones – but some Apple rumors demand a little bit of attention.
That is the case with the latest provocative breadcrumb that claims that the Cupertino, California-based company is working one of the world's largest VR gaming specialists to help bring its augmented reality device to market.
Ironically, the rumor comes from DigiTimes the same Taiwan-based sales point that claimed earlier this year that Apple had stopped developing AR smartglasses & # 39; (a statement that some found equally jerky at best).
Now, in a new report, the site claims that Apple is working with Valve to "develop head-mounted display devices from AR, which can be released in the second half of 2020 at the earliest."
If that is true, the pairing would be useful, since Valve was at the forefront of the growing VR space as a partner with HTC to develop the H TC Vive headset. Valve is also the company behind the Steam game store, one of the most important sources for VR software titles for a wide range of VR headsets. In the past year, the company has also introduced its own Valve Index VR headset to meet the needs of more dedicated VR gamers.
The report further claims that Taiwanese original design manufacturers (ODM's), Pegatron and Quanta Computer also planned work on the portable device.
In addition to this new report, in October, historically reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doubled his claim that Apple smartglasses will soon be available.
So now it seems that the long Apple Watch rumors before, all signals indicate that Apple AR smart glasses are very real, much in production and come to the faces of the consumer sooner than many had expected.