Engadgets is reporting that Apple has a patent for a future augmented reality (AR) headset, according to an email from the tech giant to a member of the press.
Apple has previously described AR as “a way of interacting with the world,” and as an extension of that, it’s also working on AR glasses that will enable people to see in VR.
The patent is for “a headset for augmented reality and a user interface for a display device that includes an augmented reality display,” according to Engadges patent filing.
The device could be used for AR experiences or for AR-related applications.
Apple’s patent is likely related to the Apple Watch, as the company has been working on a smartwatch with augmented reality capabilities for some time.
Apple was also rumored to be working on an augmented-reality headset with a wireless antenna.