As reported by PatentlyApple a new patent has been granted to Apple that reveals company’s plans of making a heads up display glasses for consumers. This glasses like device that users can wear on their face features a small display that is capable of delivering Retina Display quality graphics. The device as the patent application reveals is powered by a small battery that is much smaller than the one found on an iPhone. This is not the first time Apple’s plans of making a Google Glasses like device have been revealed, earlier this year Apple was granted another patent that was related to a Google Glasses like device.
Apple has been toying with a heads-up display or video glasses since 2006 and they’ve already been granted a patent for their invention. Then earlier this month Apple’s video glasses project won asurprising second patent which we covered in our report titled “Apple’s Special Project for a Video Telephonic Headset Wins a Second Patent.” Today, the US Patent Office published a new patent application from Apple regarding a future heads-up display that focuses on delivering Retina Display like quality to a smaller display that’s powered by a much smaller battery than an iPhone. While today’s patent fills a need in Apple’s video glasses project it has to be one of the driest reads of the year. For those interested in the finer details of this invention, check out Apple’s latest patent application titled “Display Resolution Increase with Mechanical Actuation.”
This patent that has been granted to Apple is not a design patent so the ugly device you are seeing in the image above does not represents that actual device Apple might or might not be working on. After Google’s Glasses project, it looks like Apple might release something to compete with it in the near future. But don’t get too excited though, as a patent does not confirms that this project is in progress at Apple at this moment.