Apple Head Mounted Display

This is a big week for Apple: of course, the iPad is coming out Saturday, but they’ve also been filing some new patents that are popping up online. One such patent is for a head-mounted display system that communicates with a portable device — like the iPhone, duh. The device would allow a higher-res display within the eyepiece and open up new types of apps for the device (they’re thinking augmented reality, GPS directions and the like). Or you could control your Mac with it. That’d be useful.

The patent offers other details like the types of potential headset materials, applications, and mounting designs. But all this is conjecture right now. Knowing Apple, though, when something finally comes out with this technology it’s probably going to be game-changing. I can’t wait.


Chris Gullo