Apple smoking machine gets its first real training in 2019, and this time, the whisper is more exciting than usual.
The well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report claiming that Apple's first magnified reality device will go into production in the fourth quarter of this year.
The analyst's report, dumped by 9to5Mac also claims that the AR product will rely on the iPhone as a central component, using the smartphone as the computer and the separate product, likely portable smart glasses, as the display.
If that is true, it would reflect the way in which startup is like Nreal and DreamGlass, both of which use the power of an Android smartphone and use the portable glasses primarily as a display mechanism.
Of the two, Nreal Light is by far the most advanced in terms of standard design and function. When I tried the device earlier this year, I was surprised by how powerful the AR experience was. Based on this sampling, it seems that the only thing that prevents Nreal Light from becoming a really popular product is the lack of content partnerships and marketing. Two Things Apple has to a large extent besides the installed user base of iPhone users and growing links of ARKit developers.
Since Kuo has such a strong history of exactly predicting Apple releases, this new report, which basically doubles on previous rumors, guarantees almost guarantees that we will see some types of Apple AR Smart Eyeglasses portable in the next 18-24 months, although the first appearance is only through an official announcement, but in Kuo's report it is also noted that mass production may not begin until the second quarter of 2020 , which is still just around the corner at this time.
Just before this rumor fell, Apple gave founder Steve Wozniak (who no longer works at the company but watches the things) some interesting comments during a Bloomberg interview.
"I'm waiting for Apple to come back in the game … with something new and striking …", says Wozniak, who talks about Apple's future on mobile phones The knot.  "Apple has been the leader for quite some time in a few areas, such as Touch ID, Face ID, and easy payment with the phone. They were leaders and everyone else had to follow. But they are not leading in things like the mobile phone, and it worries me because I really want a folding phone, it's one of the new technologies that gets my attention. But Apple always has surprises, you know, working on many things in the background. They became so successful with the iPhone that it was their entire business for a long time. Now they are branching … "
What is fascinating about Wozniak's comments is that he mentions almost all of the technology out there, including 5G, streaming TV, phones, etc. But seems careful never to mention the AR, it thing that Apple CEO Tim Cook says to "change everything."
Given the little coy statements (look at the video above, helping to illustrate the odd omission), it is reasonable to ask: does Woz know anything?
And do the fact that both of the aforementioned AR Smartglasses startups using a smartphone and goggles in tandem just happen to be from China – Apple's manufacturing base and the source of many accurate Apple rumors – indicates that the word already exists in Chinese tech industry leaders  Is the technology in pages on the ground in Apple's often leaking manufacturing base with information so solid that they are trying to prepare an Android response before the IOS version of regular AR smartglasses emerges?
Reading Apple sheets is always tricky, but if Kuo Past is any indication, 2020 will likely provide a massive dose of AR smartglass marketing from Cupertino. But like Apple Watch before, the only question is: Is the public ready for Apple AR smartglasses? It looks like we're about to find out.