AppleAccording to well-known Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of TF International Securities, the upcoming AR headset will be equipped with computing power at Mac level. In addition, he believes that Apple will eventually replace the iPhone with the AR headset and that the switch will happen in ten years. Kuo mentioned these observations in a new notice to investors that was also seen by 9to5Mac.
According to 9to5Mac, Kuo is confident that the AR headset will hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2022 and believes it will have “the same processing power as the Mac”. The AR headset will be able to work without a Mac or PC or iPhone and, according to the analyst, it will support a “full range of applications rather than specific applications”.
He also states that the AR headset will have two processors; One will be similar to the M1 for Macs and the other will be a low-end processor. This could give Apple’s AR headset a market advantage. It will come with two too Sony 4K micro OLED displays and possibly VR support as well.
What Kuo says about the iPhone-free AR headset is contradicting itself other reports from The Information that have alleged that the AR headset will depend on the MacBook Pro or iPhone early on. But it would make sense for Apple to ensure that the AR device is independent of other products, especially if it has to be further developed in its own product line.
Remember, Kuo believes that Apple’s ultimate strategy is that AR will replace the iPhone 10 years from now. He says that if the AR headset is only positioned as an accessory for the Mac or iPhone, it will not be conducive to the growth of the product, ”the note says.
Apple’s AR Headset: What We Know So Far
the Apple AR headset is taken for granted in 2022 and it has also been reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, suggesting a similar start. Gurman also mentioned that the headset would be expensive starting at $ 2000 in its PowerOn newsletter. In addition, it could be with Meta (formerly Facebook‘s) Project Cambria, a new high-end AR glasses.
Apple’s headset is expected to support Mixed Reality, where the virtual and real worlds interact more closely. Gurman reports that it will also include “advanced chips, displays, sensor and avatar-based functions”. The AR / VR headset would also be able to run high quality VR games.