The last time we talked for several years about an Apple project (Apple Car) it finally did not see the light and Apple decided to cancel it. Augmented reality glasses have had a lot of headlines in recent years, but unlike the Apple Car, it seems like Apple does not intend to throw in the towel.
According to different rumors, Apple’s virtual reality glasses could hit the market in 2022, glasses that obviously will have to be managed by an operating system. Jordan Singer, application developer and designer, has baptized this operating system as glassOS and has created different images of how it could be.
Jordan has been based on the images that Apple offers us on its website related to iOS 14, with the most compact elements allowing users to quickly focus on what is important (less intrusive calling interface, new Siri interface, on-screen widgets…), which is what really expected for an operating system that is capable of managing an augmented reality glasses that interacts with the environment in addition to offering us information related to notifications, calls, messages …
Jordan states that:
Let’s assume that Apple glasses have a way of presenting the user interface, either in a projection or on a screen. And let’s assume that iOS 14 is introducing new UI paradigms that will help make the transition to glasses seamless. Now, let’s see how almost every corner of the iOS 14 update for iPhone can be translated directly to UI in a pair of glasses.
This design justifies the measure of using 3D icons because they should be easier to recognize when they are supposed to be in a real world. Notifications for messages and calls would be displayed on a banner in the upper right corner, without affecting the person’s vision. It will also include a series of widgets so that the user knows at all times data related to the battery of the connected devices.