Today, Snap revealed its next-generation Spectacles, the first glasses from the company to support the real-time display of AR content. As The Information previously reported, these glasses are aimed at Snap’s large audience of developers and AR content creators, and Snap will only be distributing the devices to a select group of people. So while they aren’t headed to the mass market, they might prove to be a big leap forward for AR hardware.
While earlier Spectacles essentially were glorified glasses-shaped camera accessories for smartphones, the new generation is much more of a standalone device. But they are still a ways off from the kind of all-day AR glasses that enthusiasts hold out hope for.