Apple to launch standalone mixed reality glasses by the end of 2022

Apple to launch standalone mixed reality glasses by the end of 2022

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We’ve known for some time that Apple is working on a headset that has both VR and AR features. That this will actually come at the end of 2022, now seems confirmed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He also shares more technical details of the device.

In a message to some investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares more details about Apple’s mixed reality headset, according to 9to5mac. He indicates, among other things, that the glasses will be on the market in Q4 2022.

Two processors

The headset will consist of two processors: one at Mac level with the same computing power as the M1 chip and one that processes the input of different sensors. Kuo further indicates that the headset will have at least 6 to 8 optical modules to provide a continuous image, and that the glasses use two 4K Sony micro-OLED screens.

Standalone device

Thanks to all that processing power, the headset will likely be a standalone device and not connected to an iPhone or Mac. The glasses will also support a wide range of applications. The goal is to make the iPhone obsolete within 10 years.

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“Positioning the headset solely as an accessory for a Mac or iPhone will not support the growth of the product. A device that operates independently has its own ecosystem and provides the most complete and flexible user experience,” Kuo added.

It is not yet clear what the price of the device will be, although some reports suspect that it will vary between 1,000 and 3,000 dollars.