An Apple headset will not be joining the Metaverse hype, according to a report

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Photo: Roy Rochlin / Stringer / Getty (Getty Images) – VR/AR headgear from Apple is expected to cater to “burst gaming, communication, and content consumption,” according to rumours. When it comes to the latest buzzword in technology, “metaverse,” Apple appears to have no interest (a pass for guessing NFT).

For brief bursts of activity rather than retreating to a digital Oasis, Apple analyst Mark Gurman tells Bloomberg that the company’s next augmented reality headset will be built.

As Gurman put it in his Power On email, “Here’s one term I’d be startled to hear on stage when Apple debuts their headset: metaverse.” Meta Platforms/vision Facebook’s of the future, in which users may escape to a wholly virtual world, is off limits to Apple, I’ve been informed very bluntly.”

So it appears that Apple CEO Tim Cook is not going to follow the lead of other companies who have recently discussed the ways they may get us closer to a poorly defined, ill-conceived future where virtual and real worlds merge through the usage of AR/VR and mixed-reality.

A combined AR/VR headgear for “bursts of gaming, communication, and content consumption” is expected to be unveiled by Apple. When you’re done playing games or watching movies, it’s a device that allows you to return to the real world.

In contrast to virtual reality, which replaces the physical world with a digital one (see Ready Player One), we know that Apple is more interested in augmented reality, where digital objects are projected onto the real world (see Pokémon Go), but the specifics of its upcoming device are still shrouded in mystery.

However, there are some specifics that we may be aware of. According to a story from The Information, the headset will feature two 8K monitors, more than a dozen hand-tracking cameras, and a retail price of $3,000. As a trusted analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, claims that the headset might be powered by a powerful M1 microprocessor, as well as Wi-Fi 6E, which would provide a high bandwidth and low latency connection.

According to recent reports, Apple will enter the VR/AR headset market later this year. While specifics regarding its next product are still unknown, it appears that we can put an end to the “metaverse” nonsense for now.