Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the corporate’s first AR/VR headset on account of launch in late 2022 will function two “3P pancake lenses.” This can permit the headset to have a lighter and extra compact design.
The “pancake lenses” will function a folded design to mirror gentle between the show and lenses. This can assist Apple scale back the burden and thickness of its upcoming headset.
The analyst additionally believes that Apple’s AR/VR headset will launch in direction of the tip of 2022, with shipments anticipated to ramp up in Q1 2023.
In current months, the thrill round Apple’s AR/VR headset has elevated, with a number of sources and rumors claiming a attainable late 2022 launch. A current rumor claims the headset will feature a three-display configuration consisting of two Micro OLED shows and one AMOLED panel that might be used for low-resolution peripheral imaginative and prescient. Sony will provide the Micro OLED panels, with the AMOLED panels presumably sourced by Samsung.
Kuo beforehand detailed that Apple’s AR headset may function 3D sensors for gesture capture and object detection. He additionally believes Apple will launch a follow-up sleeker second-gen headset in 2024. Moreover, the analyst has claimed that the chip contained in the AR headset will feature M1 Mac-like computing power, which can even permit it to function independently with out being tethered to a Mac or iPhone.
There’s no phrase on the headset’s pricing, however the firm has reportedly mentioned pricing it round $3,000. Whereas such a value would put the machine out of the attain of most customers, Apple is seemingly trying to goal builders and high-end clients with the primary iteration of the headset. It first desires to construct a compelling ecosystem which ought to hopefully be prepared by the point it is able to launch the second iteration of the headset with a sleeker design.