There have been rumors claiming Apple might be working on smart glasses. These glasses are rumored to hit the market in the next few years, but analyst Neil Cybart seems to think we may already be paying attention to Apple laying some of the basics for them, such as the Apple Watch’s AssistiveTouch feature.
For strangers: AssistiveTouch was recently announced and is supposed to be an accessibility feature that people can use to interact with the Apple Watch through gestures like clenching their fist. However, Cybart believes that AssistiveTouch could be one of the ways Apple could allow users to control the Apple Glasses.
Cybart drew parallels from a Facebook presentation a few months ago in which they revealed how they are researching with a smartwatch as an input method for AR glasses and how Apple announced AssistiveTouch a few months later. Of course, this is all just speculation for the time being and doesn’t have to be true, but it sounds plausible.
It makes a lot of sense to give users a way to control their smart glasses without having to touch and touch them. We would have assumed smartphones would be used as controllers, but for those with a smartwatch, why not? In any case, we’re probably a few years away from that, if anything, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.
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