Proper after the previous day’s Apple tournament comes extra hypothesis surrounding the long-rumored Apple AR headset. Famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has pop out with a brand new notice to buyers which specifies a release date in the second one quarter of 2022. Earlier rumors discussed a 2023 release date.
We think that Apple will release an AR HMD (head-mounted show) software in 2Q22. The software will supply a video see-through AR enjoy, so the lens could also be wanted, and Genius could also be a key provider. – Ming-Chi Kuo
The most recent investor notice additionally detailed Apple’s digital camera lens provide chain and Taiwan’s Genius Digital Optical (GSEO) as the primary provider for the approaching iPhone 13 collection in addition to the AR headset. The Apple AR headset is anticipated to make use of Sony microLED presentations with each see-through mode for AR content material and an opaque mode for VR content material. A complete of 15 cameras will likely be put to paintings, offering a in point of fact immersive enjoy for customers.
Apple AR headset comic strip (Symbol: The Data)
The design will likely be light-weight coming in at 200-300 grams due to a feather-like material external. You can nonetheless need to plug into a pc/computer to energy at the AR headset whilst a extra transportable model will arrive in 2025. Pricing for Apple’s AR headset is anticipated to return in at round $1,000 although previous rumors anticipated a far upper tag at round $3,000 so we’ll simply have to attend and spot what holds up.