Apple could Launch AR/VR Headset by Next Year: Report

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According to a new source, Apple is working on the most powerful CPUs for its undisclosed AR/VR headset, and the headset could be in users’ hands sooner rather than later.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the Cupertino-based tech company would release its new headset in the fourth quarter of 2022. According to MacRumors, the fourth quarter of 2022 spans from October 1 to December 31, implying that an announcement may be made in less than ten months.

Kuo had stated that the item will be released in the second quarter of 2022, but after multiple delays in mass production, it appears that Apple’s headset will be released in the fourth quarter.

Gaming, media consumption, and communication will all be priorities for the headset.

It will contain two processors, one with the same computing capabilities as the M1 and the other to handle input from various sensors.

The headgear could have at least six to eight optical modules to give continuous video see-through AR services at the same time. Sony is claimed to have provided two 4K OLED microdisplays for the device.

The Apple headgear will be similar to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes are being tested with external cameras to allow AR functionality. It might cost between $2,000 and $3,000 and include at least 15 camera modules, eye-tracking, and possibly iris recognition.

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