The AR glasses, Apple’s first, will act as a monitor, and the computing, rendering, internet connection and location services come from the user’s iPhone, Kuo said, reported by 9to5Mac . In many ways, it would be similar to the way Apple took the first Apple Watch models that needed an iPhone for almost every feature. This can make the headset considerably lighter than standalone devices, but it would probably affect iPhone batteries. It also goes against what we heard in 201
8, when rumors suggested that Apple planned an all-in-one device with an 8K display for each eye.
The timeline still feels pretty loose but given that it matches what we heard in 2017 and again in 2018, it’s a good chance we see Apple’s AR activity kicking up in the next few months. It also suggests that Avi Bar-Zeev (co-creator of Microsoft’s HoloLens) departing Apple did not return the company. Of course, since this is all unconfirmed, it is quite possible that Apple’s AR plans can change significantly before a final product is ready.