Augmented Reality Contact Lenses From Apple Could Launch By 2030

Apple will release some sort of augmented reality contact lenses at some point in the 2030s according to a new research note by the usually-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Shared by MacRumors, Kuo’s note says that the new contact lenses will offer “invisible computing” for the first time. However, Kuo reportedly says that it’s unlikely the contact lenses will have their own computing power and storage.

Kuo said the lenses are “unlikely to have independent computing power and storage,” suggesting that they might rely on a connection to an iPhone or other device, but he did not offer any further details. Kuo said there is “no visibility” for this product currently, so this sounds more like a moonshot prediction rather than a guaranteed product.

Kuo seems to think that we can expect us to be putting Apple contact lenses into our eyes in the 2030s which seems like quite the hedge. Even if Kuo turns out to e completely wide of the mark, nobody will remember!

Apple is thought to be looking into the possibilities afforded by augmented reality right now, however. Some sort of headset is already thought to be in the works in at least two different forms.

None of those forms are going to slide into your eyes, though. I’ll be taking these latest rumors with a giant grain of salt for now.

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