XDA’s headline claims these AR glasses “look like they’re from the future”. That must be a future where Apple no longer exists. In the future where Apple exists, Apple will release AR glasses that actually look good, not like some sort of instrument at your ophthalmologist. Then a year later Xiaomi (and their brethren companies) will release AR glasses that look as shamelessly like Apple’s as they can get away with. Then people who understand design will call them out as laughable copycats. Then people who don’t understand design will argue that there’s no other way to design AR glasses, so of course all of them look similar, including Apple’s.
★ Tuesday, 28 February 2023