Apple rumoured to be releasing ‘Steve Jobs Heritage Edition’ AR glasses
Apple is said to be working on a special “Steve Jobs Heritage Edition” version of its upcoming “Apple Glass” AR glasses, according to profound leaker Jon Prosser who suggested the eyewear will be a nod to the design of the round, rimless spectacles worn by late Apple co-founder Jobs.
On Tuesday, the leaker claimed “Apple Glass” would be the official name for Apple’s long-rumored AR smart glasses, saying they will be priced from $499 with the option to upgrade and use prescription lenses, with a LiDAR sensor on the right-hand side of the frames, and more.
Now, appearing on Cult of Mac‘s latest Cultcast podcast, Prosser has made his most elaborate claim to date in the form of predicting a “Steve Jobs Heritage Edition” version of “Apple Glass”.
Next year – when Apple may announce the new AR glasses – will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, so it could be possible the glasses are intended to mark the anniversary, but the rumor has been met with scepticism.
“They’re also working on a prototype, a Steve Jobs Heritage Edition,” Prosser said. “Similar to how we had an Apple Watch Edition, like that ridiculous $10,000 gold one when it first came out.” Prosser went on to call the glasses “Some like like tribute to Steve Jobs, obviously just like a pure marketing ploy at this point.”
Prosser went on to say the glasses will be available in a range of styles, with the “Heritage Edition” positioned as a limited time special version.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman – a well-established Apple reporter – has deemed Prosser’s smart glasses leaks “complete fiction.”, claiming Apple has two AR devices in development: An Apple mixed AR and VR headset (N301) that is planned to be announced as early as 2021 (delayed from 2020) and released in 2022, plus “pure” AR glasses (N421) that won’t launch till end of 2022 or 2023.
Do I even need to say that this (along with the rest of the Apple AR glasses stories in the past week) is complete fiction? https://t.co/oLK3VVbz8H
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 21, 2020