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Google’s official $1,500 Glass eyewear companion app for the iPhone, MyGlass, has been removed from the App Store shortly after it was released. But hold your horses, this particular app removal has nothing to do with Apple – the Internet giant itself asked the iPhone maker to pull the software because it got posted prematurely to begin with.

The app has “spilled the beans” too soon, Google said, confirming that the MyGlass app will re-surface on the App Store later this week.

Google has also released XE12, the latest Google Glass OS update that adds new apps from The Wall Street Journal and Weather Alerts, including the Upload to YouTube and Hangouts features…

Notably, the latest software update includes a Wink function where you wink to take a picture, the brand new Glass lock screen, an official support for the MyGlass iPhone app and the ability to engage in Hangouts.

The official Google Glass page acknowledges premature MyGlass release:

Great news iPhone fans, the iOS app is ready, but we need you to have this month’s Glass update first before it will work. We know we spilled the beans a bit too soon, but we’ll let you know when it’s available for download later this week.

It’s funny they released the iPhone app before Glass is available internationally. So there you have it, Glass fans – expect MyGlass for iPhone to resurface later this week.

Google Glass Wink

Taking pictures with a simple wink of the eye blows me away.

It’s one of those headline features that makes for a nice bullet point in a presentation – even if it’s a tad creepy, if you know what I mean.

Google says they’re just getting started:

We’re starting with pictures, but just think about what else is possible. Imagine a day where you’re riding in the back of a cab and you just wink at the meter to pay.

You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window and your size is shipped to your door. You wink at a cookbook recipe and the instructions appear right in front of you – hands-free, no mess, no fuss. Pretty cool, right?

How about Instagram compatibility, while we’re at it?

According to iTunes release notes, the MyGlass app lets you configure and manage your Glass device, get directions on the go, screencast what you see on Glass to your phone and add Glassware and contacts.

MyGlass for iOS (teaser 002)

I’ve never experienced Glass firsthand, but from what I’ve read about it – and boy did I read everything there is about the project – Google is definitely onto something here.

I’m just not so sure that average consumers will adopt the digital eyewear because we as a society haven’t yet developed acceptable social norms to govern its use in public.

  • Gróf Attila

    would lovet to try google glass!

  • chumawumba

    Can’t wait to have my Glass full of pictures taken while I’m sneezing

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      I have bad allergies to dust.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Is google glass even available to the Public yet?

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      No. Some Google Glass explorers have iPhones (iJustine).

    • Rupinder S

      It’s not too hard to get one. I went on their glass explorer page, filled in my info, and about a month later they sent me a link to buy one.

      • sivkai

        Did you go ahead and order? Can’t seem to justify the purchase with it being $1500 and all :/

      • Rupinder S

        Yeah, I did. It seems like it’s worth it to me. V1 orderers got V2 for free, so I’m guessing if I ordered V2, I’ll be able to upgrade to V3 once it’s out/

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Seems like if they wanted to make sales off this, it would be on Amazon, Best Buy, etc. So I wouldnt necessarily call this being out to the public.

    • Your Mother

      Yes they are, I live in NYC and see them all the time.

  • Rowan09

    I was looking at an article for Meta Glasses it’s really neat but for $4000 it better be. It’s further in the future than Glass because you can make 3D projections from using your hand like in Minority Report. They have an iPhone App where you can make a layout of your phone to surf the web, etc.

  • murdoc2k

    And if you can’t wink?

  • BoardDWorld

    Looks like we’ll be able to see how much of a flop these are sooner than expected.

    People who have to wear glasses prefer prodding their eyes daily putting their contacts in.

    Just so dumb, every aspect…