Owww, my eye!! Apple’s Augmented Reality headset reportedly injuring the eyes of testers

Apple’s long rumoured Augmented Reality headset has been all but confirmed Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, but it seems all are not going too well with the product at 1 Infinite Loop, according to a leaked Health and Safety Report commissioned by Apple and performed by a 3rd party company.


According to the report, a number of users have reported eye injuries due to lasers when using a prototype, with testers saying:

“After BT4 user study, user advised study lead, that she experienced discomfort in her eye and said she was able to see the laser flash at several points during the study. Study lead referred her to optometrist and secured prototype unit for analysis.”

In another report, an employee working at Apple’s Vallco Parkway office in Cupertino reported eye pain on March 2.

“Employee reported eye pain after working with new prototype, thought it may be associated with use. He noticed that the security seal on the magenta (outer) case had been broken and had thought the unit may have been tampered with.”

In an interview with The Independent Apple CEO Tim Cook said Augmented Reality would be “huge” and “for everyone.” I would humbly suggest that only the most dedicated fanboys would be happy with blinding as the result of the world-changing product.

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