Apple’s long-anticipated move into Augmented Reality (AR) has delivered a decisive death blow to HoloLens and the Windows Mixed Reality platform. It’s over, folks.
And that is too bad on a number of levels. The biggest being that Microsoft was on the forefront of this breakthrough and moved quickly to push a research project out the door in order to reestablish itself as an innovator. But the firm has also bungled its AR product offerings from the beginning, forever squandering its first-mover advantages.