“Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to optical systems and, more particularly, to optical systems for head-mounted displays,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “While augmented reality is mentioned, the priority in this patent is virtual reality.”

“This head-mounted display system is to view virtual reality content, movies and specialty content that could include movies and games using Voxel technology,” Purcher reports. “Optical systems for head-mounted displays may use arrangements of lenses that are bulky and heavy. Extended use of a head-mounted display with this type of optical system may be uncomfortable. Apple’s invention is designed to overcome the negatives of such systems.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’ll take Apple for the world to get smartglasses done right. We can’t wait!

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