Apple could replace your iPhone with VR contact lenses that let you live in the Metaverse

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APPLE is developing virtual reality contact lenses that could one day replace iPhones, experts have claimed.

VR-infused glasses would allow people to live in the metaverse, according to a report from Apple’s leak site, Macrumors.

High-tech “contact lenses” would integrate virtual reality into someone’s daily life, likely using Apple’s in-house developed software called “realityOS”.

The “Apple Lens”, as it is called, should work in tangent with the iPhone and Apple Glass to allow users to make calls, browse the web and even play games while being in touch with the world around them.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last year that Apple could release its virtual reality “contacts” in the 2030s.

Kuo added that the lenses will move technology products from an era of “visible computing” to “invisible computing”.

While the Lenses likely rely on another device (i.e. an iPhone) or a 5G network to function, they could potentially eliminate the need for smartphones in the future.

Smart contact lenses would blend with your natural eye color and cost between $99 and $299.

The tech giant hasn’t officially confirmed virtual reality “contact lenses”, however, CEO Tim Cook called the AR and VR sectors “extremely important” and “very deep technologies”.

Yet, although Apple remains tight-lipped about its VR products, they remain among the most anticipated in the industry.

There have been several rumors circulating for months that Apple will launch a VR/AR headset later this year.

Last month, iOS developer Rens Verhoeven even spotted a reference to “realityOS” in the App Store download logs.

“Um, what is Apple’s RealityOS doing in the App Store download logs? AR/VR confirmed?” he asked in a Tweeter.

“RealityOS” could very well be the custom operating system for Apple’s future AR and VR gadgets, which strongly indicates that they are currently in the works.

This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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