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Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snap pledges $750,000 to its top AR creators in 2020, 3x its 2019 commitment; 600,000+ Lenses, used 15B+ times, have been created by Snapchat creators   —  At its annual Lens Fest, Snapchat displays the future of creating augmented reality for the platform  —  Snapchat is promising $750,000 …
Nov 19, 2019, 2:00 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to debut a new 3D sensor module in an iPad Pro coming in H1'20 and higher-end 2020 iPhones, to be followed by a AR/VR headset and AR glasses   —  - Company designs new 3-D system as hub for range of AR devices  — Next iPad, iPhone to have 3-D system, followed by two headsets
Nov 11, 2019, 4:40 PMIn context
The Information:
Sources: Apple is aiming to release an AR headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023   —  At an internal October meeting, Apple executives shared the company's product roadmap for two augmented reality devices.  The stakes for the closely-watched products are sky-high as Apple hunts …
Nov 11, 2019, 8:16 AMIn context
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Adobe releases Aero, its free iOS app to let designers build AR experiences without coding knowledge via imported files from Dimension and Photoshop   —  Only available on iOS for now  —  Adobe is releasing its augmented reality app Aero today at its annual Max conference.
Nov 4, 2019, 12:10 PMIn context
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Sources: after setbacks, Facebook partners with Luxottica to help make “Orion” AR smart glasses designed to replace smartphones, with 2023-2025 launch timeframe   —  KEY POINTS  — Facebook has partnered with Luxottica to develop augmented-reality Ray-Ban glasses, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.
Sep 17, 2019, 2:56 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Sources: Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets and reportedly raised $275M in funding, has closed its HQ, laid off many employees, ahead of a shutdown   —  While Apple and Microsoft strain to sell augmented reality as the next major computing platform, many of the startups aiming …
Sep 13, 2019, 8:25 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
UK-based WaveOptics closes a $39M Series C, raising an additional $13M after it raised $26M last December, for its waveguide display tech for AR wearables   —  WaveOptics, a company that develops core optical components for augmented reality (AR) displays, has closed its “oversubscribed” series C round of funding at $39 million.
Sep 10, 2019, 7:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is opening up the closed beta of Spark AR on Instagram, letting any developer build and share AR filters on the platform   —  Not one to let Face App and Snapchat steal its spotlight, Facebook announced today that it's opening its closed beta of Spark AR on Instagram …
Aug 13, 2019, 12:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap announces Spectacles 3 with an updated design and a second HD camera to create depth perception, going on sale in November for $380   —  They're $380 and go on sale in November  —  Snap today announced Spectacles 3, a redesigned version of its augmented reality sunglasses with a sleek …
Aug 13, 2019, 9:21 AMIn context
Tommy Palladino / Mobile AR News:
Samsung's Note10+ includes a depth camera for 3D object scanning and augmented reality apps   —  The mobile augmented reality war for dominance between Apple and its Asia-based rivals is in full effect.  —  On Wednesday, Samsung continued the pattern it established with the Galaxy S10 4G smartphone …
Aug 7, 2019, 10:20 PMIn context

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