In the latest installment of the rumors about Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset, we’re getting more confirmation about its Q4 2022 release and alleged M1 chip-level computing power. In his most current investor note, Ming Chi Kuo’ describes Apple’s headset as an independently controlled device that does not need to be tethered to an iPhone or Mac. It will feature two 4K OLED microdisplays from Sony and units with two processors.
Apple VR headset sketch (Image: The Information)
The headset’s advanced chip will have M1 level performance, while the low-end chip will handle sensor-related computing. It is also said to offer up to eight optical modules that provide continuous video-transparent AR services. It will also be able to handle full VR. Previous rumors have described the Apple VR/AR headset as a lightweight product weighing in at 200-300 grams thanks to its fabric exterior. Rumors of prices fluctuate from $1,000 to $3,000, but we’ll just have to wait and see what comes out.