iPadOS will soon add support for eye-tracking devices
May 19, 2021
From Apple reveals new Accessibility features: AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch, eye-tracking on iPad, more on 9to5mac:
iPadOS will support third-party eye-tracking devices, making it possible for people to control iPad using just their eyes. Later this year, compatible MFi devices will track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer will move to follow the person’s gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap.
Apple has always been an accessibility champion, but eye-tracking is a remarkably sophisticated use case, requiring uncommon hardware to work.
Of course, if Apple was about to release AR glasses that feature eye-tracking technology, it would be easier to explain.