While we’re entertaining the new Mac Pro or the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple continues to research the products we’ll see in the medium to long term. Several US media have reported on a new patent of the company, in which it describes a new idea to be able to make a smaller virtual reality glasses .
This idea involves removing the lenses or screens we are used to seeing in those glasses and replacing them with a wave guide that projects light directly to our eyes with the images we want to see, generated from ” holographic optical elements “.
The great advantage of this system is that would reduce the weight and the final size of the device , something key knowing that it has to be attached to our head to work. And as there is no screen or lens at a certain distance from our eyes, the pressure that the device would make would be much lower. We don’t know if it would be able to reach something like a normal pair of glasses, but it certainly looks like the Apple virtual reality device will be smaller than the helmets that are sold right now.
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And when do we get something like this? Well, rumors still say that even by 2021 , so the best we can do is to be patient as something like this is not easy to build, regulate and market. We’ve had patents of this kind for a long time, and we’re sure to see a few more before Tim Cook surprises us with those glasses on a keynote.