Apple Acquires AR Firm Akonia Holographics
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Apple announced Wednesday this week that it had purchased Akonia Holographics, a small company from Colorado that makes lenses for augmented-reality glasses. The Colorado-based company not only makes displays, but it holds over 200 patents related to holographic technology and has raised $11.6 million in funding.
It was reported last year that Apple could potentially release an augmented-reality headset in the year 2020, and in June of this year, the company announced that its next mobile operating system, iOS 12 would have new AR capabilities.
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