This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the company’s mixed reality headset. Famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month said the company plans to launch the device by mid-2022, followed by an AR headset in 2025.
This would make it a more attractive offer for people to move around the house and use it.
The publication also noted that the company aims to include spatial audio and up to a dozen cameras and LiDAR sensors for hand tracking and AR functionality. The company is considering various methods of control. This includes a dial on the helmet, thimble-shaped finger ties, as well as hand and eye tracking.
Apple’s first headset won’t be cheap. The Information said it will cost around $ 3,000, which doesn’t seem outrageous when you compare it with Microsoft’s Hololens 2 price tag of $ 3,500.
The actual launch of the headset could be at least a few months away. However, Apple would likely announce extensions and new APIs for ARKit at WWDC, so we can gauge the direction of Apple’s AR ambitions.
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Published April 1, 2021 – 09:02 UTC