Apple to release mixed reality headset in 2022, analyst predicts

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Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner has indicated the corporate is making ready for an enormous future in AR.


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Apple will make its long-rumored foray into the AR/VR market place with the discharge of a blended actuality headset market in 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly mentioned in a notice to traders on Sunday.

“We predict that Apple’s MR/AR product roadmap contains three phases: helmet sort by 2022, glasses sort by 2025, and phone lens sort by 2030–2040,” Kuo wrote within the notice, obtained by MacRumors. “We foresee that the helmet product will present AR and VR experiences, whereas glasses and phone lens sorts of merchandise usually tend to give attention to AR purposes.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner has indicated the corporate is making ready for an enormous future in AR, saying it is a know-how that is probably as necessary because the iPhone. Apple unleashed a variety of AR instruments at its WWDC developer convention in 2019, together with an entire AR-making toolkit known as Actuality Composer.

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Prototypes of the headset at the moment weigh between 200 and 300 grams, however that may very well be decreased  by  100 to 200 grams “If Apple can remedy important technical issues,” Kuo wrote, including that he expects the headset to retail for about $1,000 within the US.

Echoing earlier rumors, Kuo additionally wrote that the headset would use Sony’s Micro-OLED shows and a number of other optical modules to offer an “immersive expertise that’s considerably higher than present VR merchandise.”

On the augmented actuality facet, Kuo mentioned Apple would launch AR glasses no ahead of 2025 as a result of has “no prototype but,” however he expects them to offer an “optical see-through AR expertise.”

Kuo additionally predicted Apple would launch contact lenses with AR capabilities someday at 2030, with a give attention to “invisible computing.”

Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.