Top analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that Tim Cook's firm may start making the product in the fourth quarter of 2019.
He told 9to5 Mac that their AR device - which has long been rumoured since 2017 - would be "heavily dependent on the iPhone".
He explained that "AR glasses will essentially act as a display only with the actual computing, rendering, Internet connectivity and location services coming from the iPhone in the user's pocket."
He also claimed it could be wirelessly paired via the Apple Watch, making it lighter wearing than rivals Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus Rift, which work through connecting to a smartphone.
There is no official word from Apple's camp yet on what there plans are for an AR device.