U.S. tech behemoth, Apple is currently working on its most advanced chip for its yet to be announced AR/VR headset. However, as per latest reports, the iPhone maker will not be able to begin mass production of its forthcoming headset until the end of last quarter of 2022.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple analyst, the tech giant wishes to have complete software, ecosystem and services, before unveiling the headset.
Kuo noted that developing a virtual or mixed-reality headset is much more complex than building products like Apple’s best iPhones, such as the iPhone 13.
The forthcoming headset will most likely be targeted towards developers and corporate clients rather than consumers.
Apple's headset, according to Kuo, will lead the next wave of user interface revolution and overturn the market's perception that AR/VR equipment are only for gaming.
The Apple headgear will be comparable to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes are being tested with external cameras to allow AR capabilities.
It may cost between $2,000 and $3,000 and include at least 15 camera modules, eye-tracking, and potentially iris recognition.
The AR headset is intended to have a sleek design that makes it lightweight and comfy to wear for long periods of time.
The gadget is also likely to include a high-resolution display, allowing users to see small amounts of text while simultaneously seeing other individuals in front of them.
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Apple Inc. is a global technology corporation based in the United States that specializes in consumer electronics, software, and online services. Apple is the world's most valuable organization and the world's largest tech firm by revenue since January 2021.
It is the fourth-largest PC supplier by unit sales and the fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world as of 2021. Along with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, it is one of the Big Five American information technology corporations.