The corona virus continues to disrupt the technology industry, including the augmented reality segment, with Apple and the iPhone being the newest to feel the impact.
Following the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress due to the virus outbreak, HTC continued to unveil HTC Vive prototypes, including a potential concept for consumer smartglasses.
Meanwhile, Snapchat continues to innovate on its mobile AR platform with the introduction of new capabilities, and a holographic Whitney Houston tour could indicate the future path of AR in entertainment.
Apple sees iPhone deficiency caused by Coronavirus
If you think the news from China about the coronavirus may not affect your daily life in Europe and North and South America, think again.
Apple, the maker of the best selling augmented reality hardware on the market, the iPhone, has just revealed that this year's coronavirus will create a shortage of its flagship mobile device.
Read more for more information on how the outbreak affects the production and sales of the iPhone …
REALITY BITES: Apple and Nreal are not the only makers of AR hardware makers confronted with the consequences of the corona virus outbreak. Startup Tilt Five has reported to its Kickstarter backers that contract manufacturing in China is being stopped with delays in the delivery of beta units. Meanwhile, Facebook & # 39; s Facebook / Oculus and Sony & # 39; s PlayStation unit have withdrawn from the Game Developers Conference . Epic Games however, is pat and confirms that it is attending the conference as planned.
HTC & # 39; s prototype wearables give Glimpse at Future AR Smartglasses
Part of the canceled Mobile World Congress is that a series of products, ideas and designs scheduled for unveiling in Barcelona are now being shown without the context and context of the mass technical meeting.
Two of those releases come from VR giant HTC Vive, who has just unveiled a few new designs for headsets that pierce the VR layer and enter the realm of augmented reality.
Read on for more information about the new generation of headsets from HTC and how they formed the scene for the coming wave of AR of consumer quality wearables …
REALITY BITES: Worldwide IT company Unisys is the best company to use augmented reality for its field staff. With more than 3,800 field service technicians worldwide, the company has used the Vuzix M300XL smartglasses and Help Lightning & # 39; s external AR platform for its implementation.
Snapchat launches new ground transformation AR capacity
Heaven is the limit when it comes to augmented reality, but Snapchat & # 39; s latest innovation keeps its AR platform true.
On Thursday, the company published a few new lenses that emphasize the new ground transformation technology.
Read on for more information about AR experiences and how the new possibilities fit in with Snap & # 39; s business strategy for augmented reality …
Holographic Whitney Houston Goes on Tour
We are so concerned about volumetric scans that may rob celebrities and artists of their desks and have the right to check their ima , somewhere along the way, we forgot that scans are not always necessary to produce passable holographic versions.
That is the dynamics in the game because the British Base Hologram has announced a new musical tour of its holographic version of Whitney Houston, the legendary singer who died tragically in 2012.
Keep reading to find out more about the implications of such post-celebrity death compelling experiences …
REALITY BITES: Mad Gaze, just one of the growing legions of Chinese startups with smartphones with smartphones en route, has some extra financial support to market its product. The company recently closed a Series A financing round of nearly $ 19 million with the participation of DNS Capital & Black30 Venture.
REALITY BITES: The launch of Magicverse, Magic Leap & # 39; s flavor of AR cloud, is imminent, but in the meantime, CEO Rony Abovitz took the time to preview for followers on Share Twitter. The company is apparently working on an app that allows users to publish persistent content to the physical world. Examples of content created in the app include a Monty Python influenced scene with a spaceship ride and a virtual store that is turned into a music museum.  Every Friday, Next Reality discusses the latest headlines from the financial side of augmented and mixed reality. This weekly Market Reality column contains financing announcements, mergers and acquisitions, market analyzes and the like. View previous editions of Market Reality for more news that you may have missed.