Apple Set to Boost Augmented Reality Project With New Hire

Apple is boosting its in-house augmented reality efforts, if a new report is to be believed. The company has hired a famed Twitter engineer, who has publicly expressed a strong interest in exploring the technology further. It comes as rumors circulate that Apple plans to launch a standalone headset within the next three years.

A report from MacGeneration (translated by MacRumors) claimed on Tuesday that Michael Abbott is set to start working at Apple. Abbott was a top engineer at Twitter before moving to Kleiner Perkins in 2011 as one of its nine general partners. He left last summer, with Recode reporting that he aimed to return to an operational role.

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