A TOP Apple expert claims we’ll see a slew of new gadgets this year – including a pair of ‘smart specs’.

That’s alongside a special tracker tag that helps you find lost objects.

Apple's AR Glasses could look something like this


Apple’s AR Glasses could look something like thisCredit: The Sun

Every year without fail, Apple unveils new products.

Usually these are easy to predict, like the latest iPhone or a brand new iPad.

But legendary TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed what surprise gadgets Apple has in store this year.

The Apple insider has a brilliant track record for Apple leaks, predicting almost every product launch to date.

Augmented reality glasses (like Microsoft's HoloLens) lets you see objects in the real world that aren't really there


Augmented reality glasses (like Microsoft’s HoloLens) lets you see objects in the real world that aren’t really thereCredit: Microsoft

According to Kuo, the headline announcement will be Apple Glass.

These smart specs were originally expected to launch in 2022, but Kuo thinks this may have been brought forward.

Apple Glass are said to be augmented reality glasses that overlay computer-generated images on the world around you.

This could be something as simple as info about the time or your calendar.

Or something more useful like Apple Maps directions on the floor in front of you.

According to Kuo, the AR glasses will work largely as a display – with most of the computing taking place on your iPhone.

The other big new gadget for 2021 is likely to be AirTags.

These long-rumoured tracker tags are expected to work a lot like Tile tags.

You’ll attach them to something like a piece of luggage, which can then be tracked using an iPhone app.

As far as other gadgets go, Kuo says to expect the obvious gear – including a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple is also likely to continue fitting new Mac products with its own Apple Silicon chips – breaking away from Intel.

Finally, Kuo hints that we’ll see a new pair of AirPods.

Apple AirPods – what you’ll need

Here’s what you need to know…

To use the AirPods, you’ll need to make sure you have one of the following:

  • iPhone with iOS 10 or later
  • iPad with iOS 10 or later
  • iPod Touch with iOS 10 or later
  • Apple Watch with WatchOS 3 or later
  • Mac with MacOS Sierra or later

You’ll also need to sign up for an iCloud account for the AirPods to work properly.

These could potentially be AirPods Pro Lite, offering up a similar design to AirPods Pro but with fewer features.

Of course, Apple hasn’t confirmed any of this information.

And even if it is true that these products are on the cards, Apple’s plans could change later down the line.

We won’t know the truth until much closer to launch date.

Apple often hosts a spring event in March, which could see new gadgets unveiled.

Apple unveils 5G-ready iPhone 12 line and Homepod Mini for ‘Hi, Speed’ event

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