Magic Leap Confirms It’s Working on a New AR Headset

A Magic Leap blog post by Peggy Johnson includes a graphic, shown below, that compares the field of view of the first and second generation AR headsets. With the new device, vertically enhanced vision should be significantly more significant, according to reports.

We can also see in the new device’s photos that it maintains its wired appearance.

Take a look at the first-generation smartwatch: It has a round display and is made of plastic.

Next-generation AR headsets from Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft are among the businesses working to develop next-generation AR headsets suited for a variety of applications. A new generation of VR headsets is also expected to include advanced AR pass-through capabilities that will likely overlap with Magic Leap 2’s features.

“Magic Leap 2 will be the industry’s smallest and lightest device optimized for business adoption,” Johnson noted.

In July 2020, after Rony Abovitz stepped down as CEO to pursue other interests, the company named Ajay Singh as his replacement. Johnson came on board when Light Field Technologies renamed itself to Light + in September 2021.