Apple’s iPhone has been around for a decade now, and just like the feature phones before it, we’re sure that eventually there will come a time when smartphones will be replaced with something else. But the question is, what could it be? According to a report from The Information (paywall), it could be an augmented reality (AR) headset.
According to the report, Apple is apparently looking into potentially creating an iPhone replacement. Apple has been rumored to be working on an AR headset for a while now, and some reports claim that we could even see it in 2020. The report goes on to claim that Apple has recently held a secret meeting with employees in which Apple detailed their plans for the future.
One of those plans includes a second AR headset expected in 2023, which are apparently designed for all-day use and is meant to be a stepping stone towards Apple releasing a device that could eventually replace the iPhone. It is a rather wild report as it’s hard to imagine people switching from a phone to a pair of wearable glasses.
This is because as it stands, wearable glasses still aren’t a big thing yet and we have also seen how Google tried (and failed) with the Google Glass. It is possible that the market wasn’t ready for smart glasses yet so we’ll have to wait and see, but until then, take it with a grain of salt.