San Francisco: Apple is working on the most advanced chips for the unannounced Apple AR/VR headset and now a new report has claimed that the headset will focus on gaming, media consumption and communication.
In the latest edition of ‘Power On’ newsletter Mark Gurman said that gaming should be a strong focus of the headset, especially given that it will have multiple processors, a fan, extremely high resolution displays and its own App Store.
In addition, according to Gurman Apple’s first mixed reality headset will be a Mac, iPhone, or iPad replacement.
It will have two processors, one with the same level of computing power as M1 along with a lower-end chip to handle input from different sensors.
The headset may come with at least six-eight optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services, reports The Verge.
The device is also said to have two 4K OLED micro displays from Sony.
The upcoming Apple AR/VR headset will be similar to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes being tested include external cameras to enable some AR features.
It may feature at least 15 camera modules, eye-tracking, possibly iris recognition, and could cost between $2,000 and $3,000.
The Apple AR/VR headset is expected to sport a sleek design so that it is lightweight and comfortable for the wearer to roam around for prolonged periods.
It is also expected that the device will sport a high-resolution display, allowing users to read small bits of text while seeing other people in front of them at the same time.