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Report: Apple Is Working On A Wireless AR/VR Headset To Release In 2020

Apple working on wireless headset for both AR, VR: Report

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Top apps using Siri Shortcuts to make daily tasks easier: Apple. Pixabay

Apple is reportedly working on a standalone Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) headset that will combine both technologies.

According to a report in CNET, the headset, code-named “T288”, would tap into the iPhone-maker’s own chips and is slated for release in 2020.

“The company is working on a headset capable of running both AR and VR technology, according to a person familiar with Apple’s plans. Plans so far call for an 8K display for each eye — higher resolution than today’s best TVs — that would be untethered from a computer or smartphone,” CNET reported late Friday.

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“The project is still in its early stages but is slated for release in 2020. Apple still could change or scrap its plans,” the report added.

The Cupertino-headquartered giant has invested in smaller VR projects but the headset marks a major investment in VR, a tech that could transport users into a different, digitally created world.

The device would reportedly connect to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology.

The box would be powered by a custom Apple chipset and would act as the brain for the AR/VR headset, the report said.

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Apple has recently introduced “ARKit” — the company’s AR development platform which could only recognise horizontal surfaces while placing virtual objects.

“ARKit can now recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces. Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognise the position of 2D images ARKit can integrate these real world images into AR experiences,” the company said recently.  IANS

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Apple Launches Fitness Apps on Apple Watch Series 4 For Marathon Season

The marathon season begins with the "Mumbai Marathon" that is scheduled for January 20

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Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as “Mumbai Marathon 2019” inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its “Watch Series 4” to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.

Activity competitions would allow users to challenge other ‘Apple Watch’ wearers, track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Apple has recommended several apps on iPhone and Watch Series 4 apps to monitor people’s indoor and outdoor activities, along with pace alerts and automatic workout detection features.

Some of the apps include — “Strava – Run, Ride, Swim” app, “Streaks Workout” app, “Seven – 7 Minute Workout” app and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” app — among the others.

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season. Flickr Commons

While the “Strava” app allows users to track and analyse key statistics like distance, pace, speed and elevation, the “Streaks Workout” app helps users customise their exercises.

“Seven – 7 Minute Workout” and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” apps provide workout and meal plans recommended by nutrition experts.

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Other apps like “WaterMinder”, “Asana Rebel”, “Runkeeper” and “Breathe” to maintain users’ water intake and track their yoga, running and breathing activities.

The marathon season begins with the “Mumbai Marathon” that is scheduled for January 20.  (IANS)