Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, said to 9to5Mac that the tech giant is aiming to release the AR headset in 2022.
Apple’s AR headset might be released in 2022
Apple’s AR headset will feature a processor “with the same computing power level as the Mac” and its chip design will be the most significant difference between the Apple AR headset and its competitors. The analyst writes:
Kuo: “It has Mac-level (PC-level) computing power, (2) it can operate independently without relying on a Mac (PC) or an iPhone (phone), and (3) it supports a comprehensive range of applications rather than specific applications.”
According to Kuo’s statements, Apple wants to replace the iPhone with AR in a 10-year period. Apple’s AR headset will be the first milestone to achieve that goal. His predictions indicate a release date around the fourth quarter of 2022.
Kuo: “The higher-end processor will have similar computing power as the M1 for Mac, whereas the lower-end processor will be in charge of sensor-related computing.”
Ming-Chi Kuo tells that Apple’s AR headset will come with two Sony 4K micro OLED displays with VR support:
Kuo: “Apple’s AR headset requires a separate processor as the computing power of the sensor is significantly higher than that of the iPhone. For example, the AR headset requires at least 6-8 optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services to users. In comparison, an iPhone requires up to 3 optical modules running simultaneously and does not require continuous computing”
We’ll look forward to the official statements regarding the new product of Apple.