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Apple Procures Akonia Holographics, A Startup That Makes Lenses For AR Glasses

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Apple Procures Akonia Holographics, A Startup That Makes Lenses For AR Glasses
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Apple Procures Akonia Holographics, A Startup That Makes Lenses For AR Glasses

(Reuters) — Apple has acquired a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses, the company confirmed on Wednesday, a signal Apple has ambitions to make a wearable device that would superimpose digital information on the real world.

Apple affirmed it obtained Longmont, Colorado-based Akonia Holographics. "Apple purchases smaller companies from time to time, and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans,” the iPhone creator said in an announcement.

Akonia was established in 2012 by a gathering of holography researchers and had initially centered around holographic information stockpiling before moving its endeavors to making displays for augmented reality glasses, as indicated by its site.

In augmented reality, advanced data are overlaid on this present reality. Cell phones utilize their camera framework to do this on the telephone's screen, however, significantinnovation firms are dashing to make glasses that will indicate advanced data on transparent lenses.

Akonia said its display innovation takes into consideration “thin, transparent smart glass lenses that display vibrant, full-color, wide field-of-view images.” The firm has an arrangement of in excess of 200 patents identified with holographic frameworks and materials, as indicated by its site.

Akonia likewise said it brought $11.6 million up in seed subsidizing in 2012 and was looking for extra financing. 

The price tag and date of the obtaining couldn't be adapted, however, one official in the augmented reality industry, said the Akonia group had progressed toward becoming "calm" in the course of recent months, suggesting that the arrangement may have occurred in the primary portion of 2018.

Bloomberg a year ago detailed that Apple was creating augmented reality glasses that could dispatch as ahead of schedule as 2020. Apple declined to remark on its designs or items.

Be that as it may, the organization a year ago propelled augmented reality applications for its iPhones and iPads, and CEO Tim Cook has considered augmented reality a "major and significant" innovation development.

The Akonia securing is the main clear sign of how Apple may deal with a standout amongst the most overwhelming difficulties in augmented reality hardware.


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