According to The Information, Apple's much-discussed AR/VR or mixed-reality headset might feature a standalone design with no base station. This story comes after Bloomberg claimed that Apple's board of directors had seen the gadget, indicating that it is nearing completion.
Apple has opted not to utilize a base station for the AR/VR headset, according to The Information. According to the source, Apple's AR/VR chief Mike Rockwell was leaning toward a version with a base station that would have contained the M1 Ultra CPU, but it appears Apple has taken a different path.
Other hurdles, like the addition of 14 cameras on the headgear, appear to have posed some issues for engineers. According to the article, the gadget would also have many chips because a single chip would be unable to manage all of the obstacles. According to the article, Apple's former design boss Jony Ive is still consulting on the project, and he prefers a 'wearable' battery design. Nonetheless, Apple is thought to be exploring numerous designs for the AR/VR headset.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg claimed that Apple's board of directors saw a demo of the mixed reality headgear and that it is in advanced development. The gadget will be powered by ROS, Apple's proprietary headset software whose full name is reality operating system.' According to the source, the "product's debut might theoretically happen within the next several months," however it is unlikely to emerge at WWDC 2022, which takes place next month.
According to the article, the device would not be available to consumers until 2023. There have been concerns with overheating and content, which have caused delays. Previous sources have suggested that the gadget will cost close to $2000 when it is released.
According to another claim by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the headgear would most likely have an array of sophisticated sensors, such as improved hand gesture detection and advanced 3D sensors for face tracking.
According to the analyst, the gadget would contain four sets of 3D sensors, allowing for more precise gesture recording and object identification. Apple is also "working on stand-alone AR glasses, codenamed N421, for delivery later this decade," according to Bloomberg.