Apple is tipped to unveil its first combined actuality headset within the “second half of 2022”. That is in line with a brand new provide chain report noticed by DigiTimes (by way of 9to5Mac).
The report claims that the prototype headset has sailed by means of the second part of testing and is predicted to enter mass-production within the second quarter of 2022, earlier than hitting shops within the latter half of the 12 months.
Apparently the high-end machine will value round $2000 and comprise a digital camera and laser optical sensor. It will not be a standalone machine – customers might want to join it to an iPhone by way of Bluetooth.
As for the design, the report ideas the headset to be constituted of a “high-strength, light-weight magnesium alloy materials”. Weighing round 100-110g, it needs to be lighter (and fewer migraine-inducing) than rivals.
There are not any official sketches as but however idea designer Antonio DeRosa has imagined what the headset would possibly appear to be (above).
As we speak’s rumours jive with a March 2021 prediction by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who tipped Apple to release mixed reality headset in “mid-2022”. Kuo reckoned the high-tech headgear would hook as much as Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade for an “immersive expertise that’s considerably higher than current VR merchandise.”
Nonetheless reeling on the worth? Apple is tipped to double down with a less expensive set of AR glasses – dubbed ‘Apple Glasses’ – in 2023.
If the newest rumours are true, there’s an opportunity Apple might unveil its space-age headgear alongside the iPhone 14, which is because of present its face in September 2022.
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