23 concepts that show what Apple's futuristic smart glasses might look like
AR, for those unfamiliar, lets you see virtual images in the real world. As Paul Canetti put it so well, AR is like "photoshopping the whole world."
Apple is carefully laying the foundation to bring augmented reality into the mainstream.
Apple announced ARKit last June, which effectively baked augmented reality into iOS. And a few months later, Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the first iPhones with the A11 Bionic chip that's capable of producing more detailed AR experiences.
Apple's smart glasses probably won't be ready for another year or two at the earliest, but if you're still wondering what a pair of augmented-reality glasses from Apple might look like, Freelancer.com - a popular freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace - recently held a contest to see what a pair of Apple-made smart glasses should look like. The competition featured 60 entrants and a $250 prize.
Here are 23 of the best Apple smart-glasses concepts we saw: