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Thursday, January 05, 2023


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Martin K.

Thanks for featuring some of my predictions!

Do you really think Apple would risk its brand by putting out a product... with a fanny pack?

I answer with another question: Do you really think Apple would risk its brand by requiring people to put battery packs on their heads? ;)

Valentina Kendal

"Do you really think Apple would risk its brand by putting out a product... with a fanny pack?"
Brilliant and probably true

Martin K.

Do you really think Apple would risk its brand by putting out a product... with a fanny pack?

One should also remember three points:

1) The XR headset will be a development kit that will probably be used while sitting at a desk where you can plug the glasses into a USB port. The main reason to use the "fanny pack" will probably be testing of apps.

2) Future AR glasses are likely to rely on another compute device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) to keep them lighter and cheaper than the XR headset. Therefore, it makes sense to use a wired connection to supply them with power and get rid of a large and heavy battery in the glasses.

3) A wired connection between your phone and AR glasses might sound outdated, but remember how common wired headphones are.

Estelle Pienaar

I don't know how else to contact you.You should look into this topic: ChatGPT and Linden Scripting Language. Very interesting! https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/493809-so-i-was-talking-to-chatgpt-about-lsl/

Wagner James Au

Interesting! For future reference my email is wjamesau at gmail. I'm also on (waaaay too much) Twitter as @slhamlet

Martin K.

Apple will not release or announce its widely-rumor XR headset in 2023.

It doesn't look good for that prediction: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/19/apple-headset-shipments-lens/

Wagner James Au

Or... is it still looking good?


Martin K.

No, that article by The Verge is about the AR glasses being "on hold indefinitely" and a second generation XR headset "launching in 2024 or 2025". The first generation XR headset is still steaming forward for a launch this year; see also: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/23/apple-mixed-reality-headset-interface-details/

Martin K.

Oh, one of my predictions related to Crayta already failed: https://medium.com/crayta/a-message-for-the-crayta-community-7c9ec53126f2

Even before any predictions about Apple's headset were able to fail!

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