Apple has acquired a startup focused on the production of lenses for augmented reality glasses, reinforcing Apple's interest in burgeoning technology.
Apple confirmed Wednesday the acquisition of Akonia Holographics in its usual note on acquisitions. t disclose the financial details of the transaction. It was not immediately clear when the acquisition took place, but Reuters, who first reported the acquisition, cited industry sources that Akonia had been "very quiet" in the past six months.
Akonia, based in Longmont, Colorado, was founded in 201
Unlike virtual reality, the goggle-wearing users plunge into new and exciting digital promises worlds, AR superimposed images and data on the real world. The most famous example of AR today iswhere Pokemon characters appear on the phone screens of players amidst the streets or parks they explore.
Apple has reinforced its AR game in January. The software, which is part of the upcoming version 11.3, will include new features to enable more comprehensive apps, including the ability to place objects on vertical walls and doors, not just on horizontal surfaces such as tables.
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. Akonia did not respond immediately to a request for a comment.
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