Apple files patent for futuristic augmented reality windshield
Historically, Apple has spent much less on R&D efforts than companies like Microsoft and Google. More recently, though, Apple has accelerated its R&D efforts in a significant fashion. As a point of reference, Apple in 2013 spent $4.5 billion on R&D initiatives. Just three years later, that figure jumped to $10 billion. Most recently, Apple's R&D expenditures checked in at $3.7 billion during the June quarter alone.
So what's all of that R&D money yielding? Well, it's impossible to say at this point. As opposed to most tech companies, Apple doesn't typically announce initiatives its working on until there's something ready to ship. That said, Apple patent filings and hiring patterns tend to give us a glimpse into what Apple is working on behind the scenes. Perhaps the most notable example centers on Project Titan, Apple's on-again, off-again effort to make some sort of push into the automotive space.
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Apple files patent for futuristic augmented reality windshield originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 7 Aug 2018 at 22:02:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.