There is only so much you can do with the iPhone nowadays, and although many people believe Apple has reached its peak, its predicted that the tech company could move in to AR and automotive services. Distributed on Tuesday, highly-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo documented his predictions in a TF Securities research note.
According to reports by Business Insider, Apple is potentially moving to develop augmented reality glasses that could see a release in 2020. Like the iPhone, Kuo believes that the next generation of smart glasses will become Apple’s next major interface. Google released a similar product, “Google Glass”, in 2013, but was underdeveloped and was not received well.
“We predict that AR is the next-generation revolutionary UI; we therefore think that AR does not need any killer applications given it is a killer application already,” he wrote in the note. “We expect Apple will redefine the UIs of existing products by offering an AR experience created by the AR glass, which will likely be launched in 2020,” he continued.
In his notes, Kuo also made mention to the Apple Car, which is expected to be the next hero product for the company. Set for release between 2023 and 2025, the launch is likely to integrate its already established services (think iCloud, Apple Music etc.) into the car, allowing for the tech giant to move into the car financing market.
The company’s car division, Project Titan, is currently performing autonomous driving tests in California.
Stay tuned for any further updates.