Surprise! Apple’s Headset AR/VR will work just as anybody else

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Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) – The headset must be wirelessly tied to an iPhone to manage the processing according to reports.

It’s been some time since Apple’s last mixed reality headset rumor, but reports suggests the device may need to connect to an iPhone wirelessly. Like every smart glass or VR-headset you know. You know. You know.

The announcement comes with a unique information report that says the headset processor is readily available for test manufacturing, citing unidentified sources. It’s not as powerful as those on other Aple products such as iPhone, iPad, or MacBooks. The SoCs are not so powerful. These have the Apple neural motor, which enables the artificial intelligence and learning of the computer to work.

This shows that Apple plans to use the heavy computing on a stronger device, while the headset looks more like a wireless display. The upside for Apple is that in-house silicone may in general be modified to meet the specifications of a gadget. In this scenario, the information says that Apple’s mixed reality processor is better for wireless data transmission without fully zapping batteries, especially large video files.

Another noteworthy piece is that the chip relies on the 5nm process technology Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC). This is further proof that Apple wants to make most of the hard work on a separate device, like any AR or VR headset manufacturer.

This is just because of that. The mixed reality requires processing capacity, and at this point it is nearly impossible to jam everything in one headset that is convenient to wear for a long time.. North Focals (RIP) asked you to combine it with your mobile phone. Smart glasses for Epson’s Moverio also require a phone or a computer device to work. Magic Leap also connects to a tiny disk that processes its graphics.

A secondary source said that Apple has completed the design for the picture sensor and display driver of the headset. The Information Report quoted It is described as “unusually huge” and similar to the size of a single headset, because it has two 8K monitors to handle, not one. TSMC apparently struggles to build a good chip and tries to do all that this gadget needs on a single computer to ensure that the headset is large. That being said, some kind of autonomous ability seems to exist, only at a reduced resolution.

It is hardly surprising that the alleged $3,000 headset would have to be tied together in any way, given all of this. While the next frontier may be mixed reality, the current technology restrictions are now still restricting it. Not that the most powerful silicon in the headset couldn’t be stored by Apple. It makes far more practical sense not fully reinventing the working of the headsets but concentrating on display quality and effective wireless data transmission.

This can be done on later device generations – if Apple even choose to do so. So far, mixed reality headsets have made little progress with non-gaming typical consumers. They were employed largely as company equipment.

In any event, we still have at least one year to go before we can even see it. Previous sources say that this headgear is due to be launched in 2022 by Apple, with smarter AR lenses arriving into 2025.

However, it is highly feasible that Apple might push this date farther at this level in development. On the other hand, Apple is unlikely to wait too long. CEO Tim Cook said recently that he wants to keep up with the debut of another significant new product category, but does not expect to continue to be at the helm in ten years’ time. So basically before 2030, some time before the mixed reality headgear of Apple and perhaps a couple of clever glasses will be seen. Is it still excited?