San Francisco For years, there has been speculation about the launch of smart glasses from Apple. So far, however, the most valuable technology group in the world has not yet entered the market for VR glasses. That could change soon. The Handelsblatt has evaluated dozens of patent applications from Apple, which can give an impression of future devices.
This year alone, Apple was awarded numerous patents that can form the basis for a headset. These are high-resolution displays, novel sensor technology or improved sound transmission.
Apple is one of the companies with the most registered patents in the world. According to calculations by the analysis platform Pitchbook, the company holds more than 76,000 patents globally, which belong to more than 22,000 patent families. Many of these patents have been incorporated into products such as iPhones, iPads or Macs.
Since patents are often filed months or even years before a product is launched on the market, they can give an outlook on future devices.