Apple has acquired American startup Akonia Holographics, which produces lenses for augmented reality glasses, according to Reuters.

“Apple Inc has acquired startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality”, — reports the edition.

Apple has confirmed the purchase of the company.

“Apple sometimes buys a small company and we usually do not discuss our purpose and plans,” — said the Corporation.

Akonia Holographics was founded in 2012 by a group of scientists in the field of holography and was originally focused on holographic data storage. In the same year, the company raised $11.6 million as starting capital.

Bloomberg last year reported that Apple is developing augmented reality glasses that can be sold in 2020.

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