Considering that Apple’s patented nearly every tech concept under the sun, the revelation that it dabbled with a Google Glass-type device is hardly earth-shattering.
According to Tony Fadell, Nest CEO and former Senior VP at Apple, Cupertino built a bunch of wearable tech prototypes but “didn’t have time” to further develop them.
Fadell describes Apple’s approach as “visors, so it’s like you’re sitting in a theater,” which sounds decidedly more like a VR headset than Google’s wearable. Still, Apple dismissing one of Google’s the year’s most hyped concepts in favor of focusing on its streamlined device lineup? That’s quite a burn to Mountain View.
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