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Are Apple looking to develop augmented reality glasses?

Apple is looking to hire a 3D UI engineer, and rumors suggest they could be to developing augmented reality glasses.

According to a job posting discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple is searching for a 3D UI Frameworks Engineer, and the position could be linked to an augmented reality headset. The new employee needs to “drive the next generation of interactive experiences for our platform,” and they need to build software that will affect how Apple’s developers and customers interact with hardware products. They will be required to work with augmented and virtual reality including with ARKit and Metal 2 frameworks. Therefore, a number of signs suggest they could be developing augmented reality glasses.

“Apple’s UI frameworks define the look and feel of our software and products. You will have the opportunity to build software that directly impacts the way both developers and customers interact with our products. You will work with some of Apple’s most advanced technologies including the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) support offered in ARKit and Metal 2.

Work closely with human interface designers and internal clients to define and deliver the foundation for the next paradigm of user interfaces and entirely new interaction models.”

Only recently, did Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster suggest it won’t be until 2021 that customers get their hands on ‘Apple Glasses’, but this new hire perhaps suggests work is moving on faster than we first thought.

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