Apple’s next AR headset, which will support augmented reality and virtual reality, will likely come with a range of advanced sensors. The latest information comes from renowned Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of TF International Securities, who set out the details in a note to investors.
According to 9to5Mac, who accessed the note, Kuo predicts that the Apple headset will include advanced hand gesture detection, more advanced 3D sensors than those used on Face ID for iPhones, iPads.
The report adds that the headset will have four sets of 3D sensors, which will allow more accurate capture of gestures and object detection. The note adds that the AR / MR headset will be able to detect any change in the user’s position, but also capture the dynamic details of hand movements “for a more vivid human-machine interface.”
The headset will support “eye tracking, iris recognition, voice control, skin detection, facial expression detection and spatial detection,” according to the report.
The analyst previously said the headset would work independently of an iPhone and would ship with Mac-level computing, adding that it would ship with two processors; where one would be M1 type while the other would be a low end processor. The headset is also expected to have two Sony 4K micro OLED displays. In fact, he expects him to replace the iPhone in 10 years.
The helmet should be an expensive product. Previously, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicted it would cost over $ 2,000 when it made its debut and included “advanced chips, displays, sensors, and avatar-based features.”
The initial version of the device could be geared towards developers, which would justify the higher price tag.