The Rumor mill has been hinting at some remarkable features about Apple’s long-awaited virtual reality headset. In January, reports predict that the VR headset will be ready to drop as early as next year.
A new report from The Information discloses that the art of the highly pricey headset is based on “internal Apple images of a late-stage prototype from last year.”
The new VR headsets will allegedly feature a fabric mesh material that Apple uses to decrease the device’s weight, adding the burden of high-end fabric to its price. The Information reports that the store value is expected to be priced at $3,000. The price alone sets it apart from other already premium VR headsets, including the Oculus Quest 2, way less than what Apple VR’s costs are fixed.
The VR headset is expected to incur design patterns similar to its Apple Watch-style bands as the VR headbands are reportedly swappable. The actual outer body itself is rumored to offer “both VR and mixed reality applications.” Apple has supposedly equipped a dozen cameras and LIDAR sensors to improve tracking hand movements and mapping rooms. Dual 8K displays are enriched with eye-tracking technology, aiming to offer higher resolution than any current VR headset available in the market.
Apple reports that the device will witness the eye-tracking technology to determine when users are looking to conserve energy on its 8K displays. Currently, Apple has not concluded its control methods for hand- and eye-tracking. Still, it is expected that the child is in its initial stages and is basically more powerful than its current M1 chip.
With all the features expected to roll out in the VR headset, Apple is still planning to design the device with its ultimate objective of providing a “lightweight AR device indistinguishable from standard eyeglasses.”
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