A future version of the Apple Glass could compensate for a vision far from perfect with self-adjusting lenses for users who need eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Let’s imagine wearing a pair of glasses that automatically adapt to our eyes to correct any deficiencies; instead of wearing prescription lenses, the lenses would automatically make the necessary changes.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent for the technology that would allow the use of self-correcting lenses on Apple Glass . The system seen in the patent illustrations shows a smartphone (like an iPhone) flowing in a frame. This would place the phone directly in front of users’ eyes and allow it to connect to internal connectors so that it can be used as a display.
Apple reused the title of the patent, ” Head Mounted Display Devices to Store a Portable Electronic Device with a Display “, repeatedly adding changes to the design each time.
he latest version of the patent concerns a system for modifying the position and configuration of the optical components of the device in line with the user’s prescription. The new version would allow the user to wear the visor without glasses or contact lenses.
In addition to adjusting the lens configuration to compensate for the user’s prescription, you can adjust the display to make images clearer ; this can be achieved by changing the position of the images on the lens and resizing the content. At this time, however, not
Just like the original Apple Watch, all the processing necessary for automatic adjustment will take place on the connected iPhone. This means that users will need to have their device always on for the headset to function as expected. Eventually, it is hoped that Apple Glass will become independent.
It is rumored that the Cupertino giant will launch Apple Glass next year. Last month, Jon Prosser shared some details about Apple’s AR glasses, stating that they will look like a traditional pair of glasses with prescription lens options.
The leaker says the device will cost $ 499 and, even the prototypes of the glasses have a plastic structure, a version with metal frames will eventually be available .
At the right temple there is the LiDAR scanner , but there are no other cameras in the prototype seen by the leaker. Apple Glass is reportedly supplied with a plastic stand for wireless charging .
To further improve the user experience, Apple is transferring all AR data collected by the existing LiDAR scanner found on iPad Pro to the Apple Glass team.
For privacy reasons, the company has chosen not to include extra cameras on Apple Glass prototypes . Obviously, Apple could go back on the decision and include one in the final version.