Apple could well embark on the project of a VR headset. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the product will be available in early 2023.
In a very recent interview, Tim Cook, the big boss of Apple spoke briefly about a virtual and augmented reality helmet, assuring that he was the “number 1 fan” of this technology. Still relatively underdeveloped in the world of new technologies, virtual reality headsets are an old chimera that makes fans fantasize and engineers tear their hair out.
If we have long believed in the arrival of Google Glass, the first product that could approach the much sought-after augmented reality, the project was finally aborted, and no Google glasses were ever marketed. But according to the latest rumors, it is on the Cupertino side that mixed reality products (virtual and augmented) are most likely to see the light of day.
Apple will shake up the AR/VR market
Indeed, the very well informed Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst on behalf of TF Securities, assures that the apple brand would be about to present a mixed reality headset in the coming months. He assures that the launch is imminent and that it should take place at the very beginning of the year 2023 in a keynote dedicated to this product.
According to him, this mixed reality headset should be a “turning point in the virtual reality headset industry”. He also believes that Apple will face fierce competition with the Meta group (formerly Facebook) which also plans its arrival in the field. Regarding Apple’s product, Kuo believes that this is the most complicated device that Apple has ever had to develop.
An autonomous and overpowered helmet
It would have required years of R&D and months of development for the engineers of the Cupertino company, who started from scratch to produce this product. If the product has long taken the name “Apple Glass” in reference to Google’s futuristic glasses we talked about earlier, Apple shouldn’t keep that choice for the product’s name, and it shouldn’t look like glasses, but more to a headset like the latest Oculus.
Autonomous, the product is expected to have a processor at least as powerful as the M1 chips assures Kuo who seems very well informed on the subject. We know that the TF Securities analyst has privileged contacts, in particular with informants present in the supply chain. Today, his success rate in his predictions is 80.95%.