Well, March is going to be a pretty exciting month. We have received the official launch dates for the OPPO Find X3 and other devices from OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS and others. However, we have also heard rumors of a possible Apple event that will bring us new iPad Pro models and other interesting devices. And since we’re already talking about Apple and rumors, we must also remember Ming-Chi Kuo’s reports on upcoming devices.
Ming-Chi Kuo is on fire! The respected Apple analyst had a pretty busy month. He started talking about Cupertino’s future foldable iPhone, the smaller notch in the iPhone 13, and some changes to future devices that include punch displays and vapor chamber cooling systems. However, he is now focusing on new wearable devices as he believes the new VR / AR headset could be available as early as next year.
Kuo elaborated on what he believes Apple’s roadmap for virtual reality products is, listing a new “helmet” type headset with AR and VR capabilities, followed by new AR glasses in 2025 and finally an AR contact lens that could arrive sometime between 2030 and 2040.
The AR / VR headset is expected to weigh around 100 to 200 grams, although the current prototypes weigh between 200 and 300 grams. We might also find Sony micro OLED displays in them that have “independent processing power and storage,” which means they can run without an iPhone or other Apple device.
“While Apple has focused on AR, we believe the hardware specifications of this product can provide a complete experience that is vastly better than existing VR products. We believe Apple can highly incorporate this helmet into video applications (e.g. Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, etc.) as one of the main selling points. “
Kuo was also brave enough to give us an approximate price for this AR / VR headset. If you’re interested in getting one, save about $ 100 per month as the price is assumed to be “similar to a high-end iPhone,” that is, about $ 1,000.
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