Tech News: Apple’s first VR headset reported to come in a fabric design and expensive price tag.
Apple He is reportedly working on a VR headset that will include a fabric design, a fan, and an expensive price tag. Bloomberg News reports that Apple’s first VR headset could be launched in 2022 as a standalone device that runs on batteries, similar to the Oculus Quest 2. Apple It is reportedly working on “some of its most advanced and powerful chips” for this unannounced VR headset, with some chips reportedly beating its M1 Mac processors.
Apple It has reportedly faced challenges in developing this headset, with some prototypes ending up too big and heavy. Apple It is reportedly using a fabric exterior to reduce the weight of the headset, but the company also uses a fan, an unusual move for Apple given its emphasis on fanless design.
Bloomberg News also reports that the size of Apple’s VR headset, codenamed N301, is similar to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes being tested include external cameras to enable some AR features. Apple It is also reportedly testing the ability to use these cameras to track hand movements and include software features such as a virtual keyboard.
It’s unclear exactly when Apple’s VR headset will launch, but it could be as early as 2022. It will reportedly be an expensive and niche device, with some at Apple it is said to be anticipating that the company could only sell one headset per day in each of its retail stores, or fewer than 200,000 units per year.
Apple has been working on VR and AR headsets for years, according to various reports. Bloomberg News also released a detailed look at Applele’s virtual reality and augmented reality ambitions last year, noting that the company has around 1,000 people working on augmented reality and virtual reality.