Apple’s long-awaited virtual and augmented reality headset is finally on the way. According to sources, the firm may unveil the device in the spring, for a launch later this year.
After many years of development, it seems thatAppleApple is finally getting ready to unveil its first mixed reality headset. The device, which will allow the brand to handle Meta in the field of the metaverse, can be called “Reality Pro”. The official announcement should come in the spring, beforeApple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The date has been pushed back several times, with Apple originally hoping to launch the headphones in 2019.
The device should offer both augmented realityaugmented reality and virtual, with two micro screens OLEDOLED 4K that offer a 120-degree field of view. He would send processorprocessor M2 from Apple so that it can function autonomously, in the manner of Research 2 and Meta’s Quest Pro. The helmet will integrate more than a dozen cameras and sensorssensors located inside and outside the device. So he can follow moBIlItymoBIlIty of the eyesthe eyesspecifically allowing foveal rendering, improving the image quality in the center of vision and limiting the quality around it to save resources.
A headset with body and facial expression tracking
The headset will also be able to track facial expressions, body movements and even leg movements, making full animation possible avataravatar IN virtual worlds. A screen on the outside of the helmet will display the wearer’s expression so as not to isolate him from his real-world surroundings. The battery would be deported and attached to the waist to reduce the weight of the helmet. Therefore, the user can simply replace the battery instead of having to wait for charging or use the headphones while connected to a long and cumbersome cable. of operating systemoperating systemhitherto known as Reality OS or rOS, it would eventually be called xrOS (XR stands for Mixed Reality).
According to previous information, the announcement of the helmet was expected for this month. However, according to brand specialist Ming-Chi Kuo, component testing and development softwaresoftware headphones are left behind. Therefore, the device will probably not be available before the third quarter of 2023. Apple Copies are said to have already been sent to a small number of third-party developers, confirming that a launch is imminent and the headset could be officially announced this spring.
The helmet would have priority over other products of the brand
Apple is said to be prioritizing headphones now, which would have implications for the brand’s other products. On the software side, with developers focused on xrOS, the number of new features in iOS 17 and macOS 14 would be reduced from those originally planned. On the hardware side, Apple doesn’t have anything notable planned for it iPadiPad, Apple Watch and audio accessories. Even the new iPad Pro model with an OLED screen won’t launch until 2024.
As for the price of the headset, current estimates are between $2,000 and $3,000. Therefore it would be more expensive than Meta Quest Proits main competitor, is currently sold for 1799 euros.
Features of Apple’s first VR and AR headset revealed
Expected in late 2022, Apple’s first headset that combines augmented and virtual reality should have two micro OLED displays 4K4K and the power chip M1M1 already present in the new Macbooks.
Article i Louis the nephewLouis the nephewpublished on 30.11.2021
As soon as Apple shows interest in a technology, the rumors start to flow and analysts use it to create hype. This is the case of Ming Chi Kuo, a brand expert whose predictions almost always turn out to be correct. It has been assumed for several months that the brand has developed a helmet for augmented reality also able to display virtual realityvirtual reality. It must be said that, how Meta/Facebook put the package in the metaverse, you better not miss the boat.
However, according to the information gathered by the analyst, this VR helmet will be equipped with the powerful chip M1 which now equips MacBook ANDiPad Pro. In other words, it will be designed to function autonomously, asOculus Quest 2, but in an ultra-vitamin version. Another processor, slightly less powerful, must also be present to manage the calculations related to the various sensors.
Replacing the iPhone in ten years
According to the analyst, in order to correctly display the augmented reality, the helmet actually requires this additional chip to manage the 6 to 8 optical modules that must equip the helmet to provide the augmented reality display. As for the screens intended for virtual reality, the expert emphasizes that the technology used for the screens would come from Sony and that they would be micro Oled plates. However, according to Ming Chi Kuo, Apple’s imprinted VR helmet may hit the market at the end of 2020. Finally, the expert claims that, within ten years, this type of helmet may well replace iphone.