Google Confirms Google Glass Will Work with the iPhone

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Earlier today Joshua Topolsky from The Verge reported his hands-on experience with Google Glass, an extensive futuristic accessory from Google. Questions remained whether Glass would work with the iPhone, but Topolsky reported since the device does not have a cellular radio it will be able to tether data from the iPhone:

The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out and about. There’s no cellular radio in Glass, but it does have a GPS chip.

TechCrunch reports Google has confirmed to them Glass will work with the iPhone as Topolsky reported, beyond using its cellular connection:

Google just confirmed to us that this is indeed correct, though the company didn’t want to comment on the details of how this will work.

So Google Glass will not be exclusively to Android handsets. Most likely there could be a Glass iOS app to connect your iPhone to Glass via Bluetooth. Google Glass is set to launch in 2013 with a consumer price tag under $1500.

Would you be interested in buying Google Glass? And also wear it daily in public? Or are we not ready for something like this yet?

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  • i wouldn’t buy the first iteration. maybe 3rd or 4th gen when it doesn’t look so stupid on the face. i have to admit, the video has me sold on its features though.

  • FragilityG4

    I paid good money to get Lasik so I wouldn’t have to wear glasses again … So for me theirs little to no interest. Having said that they do look cool if you do like glasses.

  • Mark

    That makes no sense. It’s not “glasses”.

  • Mark

    I’d be more interested in being able to view something on a lens, such as reading music instead of having to rely on lugging around a music stand (also great for marching bands that currently use lyres to hold music). This seems to not be designed with something that extensive in mind. That type of product has been experimental for years but never really made it to market.

  • FragilityG4

    You put them on your face like glasses don’t you? It’s essentially the same thing …

  • Maybe

    So… Sunglasses are a no go for you then?

  • FragilityG4

    Hahaha good point …. I guess I view shades different because the thought of them had never bother me … Traditional glasses and these bother me when I think if them.

  • Maybe

    Haha for sure I understand where you are coming from. Too “geordi laforge” for me.

  • KJ

    Look at the guy sporting then…enough said

  • Anthony W

    Again for Google, great concept but poor pricing. Also, this glasses looks fragile and people will use these daily outdoor. I wonder what’s the warranty on this. People will not be paying $1500 for something that only last a year.

  • It does look pretty cool. But it’s an expensive niche product like the Segway, which has never really taken off.

  • A product like this should be priced below $500 as an expensive toy to really get off the ground. But I mean a number under $1500 would be nuts still.

  • Topolsky was just excited.

  • Google Glass is best used when you’re sporting them and jumping out of an airplane.

  • Anthony W

    Agree. Google should get the glasses into mass population first with low price point. Once everyone gets used to the device, it becomes a “need” and not a “want”.

  • Mark

    Well, I think it would be just as good to capture video of me riding on my bicycle. Just like a GoPro, except I can annoy more people with my terribly interesting video of that pot hole I barely missed.

    Hmmmm $1500 for the tiny video camera… Or $1500 for a good bike. Decissions, decissions.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Meh. The overlay is neat, but it seems like the interface is the cool part. Being able to use voice commands without holding a button or taking your phone out of your pocket is the cool part to me. I’m hoping apple will have somehting similar with their watch concept. Voice activated SIRI capable of displaying basic information and/or displaying it on your phone/tablet when you need more screen real estate. I just think people will be more likely to wear a watch all day vs goofy looking glasses.

  • theeye30

    It’s not a normal glasses that you put on because you need glasses. it doesn’t even have the lenses, but it does have the thick small glass on the right side of it where it will project you an interface. You can also add on a pair of shades. Just watch Joshua’s hands on from the verge.

  • FragilityG4

    I understand that but the act of putting on frames doesn’t sit well with me.

  • Anon

    I doubt the watch will catch on. It’s useless and redundant. I can see these glasses being much more useful, especially when it comes to hands-free activity based filming.

  • Guest

    I think people miss that point that this is about innovation. Its about starting something new. The arguments about price are the same steve ballmer made about the iphone when it came out. This is just the beginning of something new. I think its a cool innovative and forward thinking idea. It will probably sell well because its something new and then becomes ordinary and mass produced. Kind of like the iphone – or do you still walk up to people and say “wow is this an iphone?”

  • artikas

    I think people are missing the point that this is about innovation. Its about starting something new. The arguments about price are the same steve ballmer made about the iphone when it came out. This is just the beginning of something new. I think its a cool innovative and forward thinking idea. It will probably sell well because its something new and then becomes ordinary and mass produced. Kind of like the iphone – or do you still walk up to people and say “wow is this an iphone?”

  • xxxJDxxx

    I wouldn’t find it useless and redundant if it had an improved voice interface. Things like text messages and phone calls could be done much more ‘hands free’ and on the go. The glasses would be good for shooting handsfree video and pictures, sure, but that seems like a pretty niche market thats already dominated by gopro and the like. The most important thing about a device like this is going to be having it with you all the time. I just dont see these glasses being something that people put on in the morning and wear all day everyday.

  • Anon

    All that “hands free”, “on the go” can be done now via a Blutooth headset. As for the glasses, there are so many applications for it. Huge cams like the GoPro seem so archaic compared to these glasses. As they are right now, it’s obviously not for everyday use. But time will tell when the tech improves, and the price drops.

  • Addlepated1

    So it looks like Glass is only good for interesting people. Damn!