Apple is long rumoured to be working on Mixed Reality (MR) glasses. It was previously rumoured that the MR glasses will launch in Q4 of 2021. However, owing to the pandemic and supply chain constraints, Apple is said to have shifted the launch to late next year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared some details of the device’s launch in the past. Corroborating some of the previous reports is a new one from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. He (via 9to5Mac) notes that Apple’s “pricey device” will see a launch as early as next year. Let’s take a look at Apple’s Mixed Reality glasses specs, features and other details leaked online.
Apple Mixed Reality Headset launch timeline tipped again
Rumours of Apple launching its first Mixed Reality Headset have been around for the past year or so. Gurman’s new claim suggests that the new MR device will launch in 2022. Gurman did not reveal the launch timeline. However, if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed, the MR headset will launch in Q4 2022.
Gurman has shed some more light on the features and pricing details of the Apple product. He states that the MR headset will have both AR and VR capabilities. According to the report, Apple is aiming for a “mixed reality experience that can handle games in high-quality virtual reality.”
“Apple’s first headset will be of the mixed reality variety. That means it will have both AR and VR capabilities. While gaming can be done in both environments, virtual reality is what you want for seriously high-performance games with top-tier graphics. For Apple’s first headset, that’s what it’s shooting for: a mixed reality experience that can handle games in high-quality virtual reality with snappy chips and high-end displays,” Gurman said.
It was previously rumoured that Apple would launch its first Mixed Reality headset for around USD 3,000 (Rs 2,24,500). For the price, users are also expected to get an ultra-high resolution 8K display attached to the headset. In addition to this, Apple is said to offer swappable headbands as an accessory. Other details include an advanced eye-tracking feature and a bunch of camera sensors on the device.