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Apple's AR headset with Mac-level computing power coming in 2022: Kuo

26 November 2021 0

Apple's first augmented reality (AR) headset is making rounds of the rumor mill for years but with each new leak, it seems like we are one step closer to the official release. The good thing is that recent leaks have been consistent about a 2022 launch and now, we have a fresh note from Ming-Chi Kuo that corroborates the same.

Kuo mentions that the first Apple AR headset will make its way to the mark during late-2022. This does not clarify but we speculate the release to happen during the last quarter of the year. He further added that the AR headset will have a beast of a processor that will match the computing power levels of a Mac. This is what will differentiate it significantly from the competition.

This high-performance processor is said to be at par with the Apple M1 chip that comes loaded on newer Mac models. The device will also have a lower-end chip to handle sensor-related tasks. The AR headset will be an independent device that will not be required to be connected with a smartphone or a Mac. This is something that many AR headsets need to work and thus are not exactly portable.

The headset is tipped to sport two Sony 4K micro OLED displays that require high performance. It is the reason Apple has packed with a chipset capable of delivering power equivalent to a Mac chip.

Kuo has been quoted as saying,

"Apple’s AR headset requires a separate processor as the computing power of the sensor is significantly higher than that of the iPhone. For example, the AR headset requires at least 6-8 optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services to users. In comparison, an iPhone requires up to 3 optical modules running simultaneously and does not require continuous computing."


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