Kuo: Apple VR headset to have Mac-level computing power, coming in Q4 2022

Michail, 26 November 2021

In the latest portion of rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset, we get more confirmation about its release in Q4 of 2022 and its alleged M1 chip-level computing power. In his most up to date investor note, Ming-Chi Kuo describes Apple’s headset as an independently operated device with no need to tether to an iPhone or Mac. It will boast two 4K OLED microdisplays from Sony and dual processors units.

Apple AR headset sketch (Image: The Information)
Apple VR headset sketch (Image: The Information)

The headset’s higher-end chip will have M1-level performance while the low-end chip will handle sensor-related computing. It’s also said to offer up to eight optical modules which provide continuous video see-through AR services. It will be able to handle full-blown VR too. Previous rumors have described Apple VR/AR headset as a lightweight offering coming in at 200-300 grams thanks to its cloth exteriors. Pricing rumors fluctuate from $1,000 to $3,000 but we’ll just have to wait and see what pans out.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Doesn't matter. Apple created the genre of smartphones and rule it, they will make the VR headsets go mainstream and rule it. Game or content or app devs either adopt it or go out of business....

  • Spike

That sounds like a solid VR/AR.

  • Razor

So just curious will SteamVR finally can run direct inside AVR without tethering into other mac or IMac (since its powered M1 chipset already a pc version of chipset ) just like oculus quest connect into pc just for Steam PCVR?

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