After new rumors about a VR headset from Apple surfaced two weeks ago, more details about the expensive hardware are now making the rounds. Accordingly, it should be a mixed reality headset that can be used not only for VR, but also AR content. More than a dozen cameras and additional LIDAR sensors are said to be built into the glasses. This technology is also available in the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPad Pro.
Apple allegedly relies on 8K resolution and eye tracking for the two screens. Depending on the direction in which the user is looking, certain areas outside the field of view should be displayed in a lower resolution in order to improve performance. In the report at the time, there was already talk of a brand new chip that will even outperform the current M1 chip from the MacBook Air. It is still unclear which input methods the makers will offer.
In terms of price, the mixed reality headset from Apple will also play in a league of its own. So the price could go up to $ 3,000. Compared to standalone headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 (from 299 US dollars), Apple fans would have to dig a lot deeper into their pockets. Last month it was also said that fewer than 200,000 units were available for the launch of the VR glasses and that sales in Apple stores were severely limited. However, the hardware release date should be several years in the future.
via The Verge
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