Apple planning to launch AR headsets by 2020

Apple planning to launch AR headsets by 2020

Apple planning to launch AR headsets by 2020

In order to occupy a dominant position in the market of gadgets augmented and virtual reality, experts Apple intend to create a wireless headset with the most powerful components, which will not be equal. The report additionally gives particular subtle elements for the undertaking inside alluded to as T288.

For comparison, the HTC Vive Pro, the latest high-end VR headset on the market, has a resolution of 2880 x 1600.

If we try to understand it more clearly, Apple is reportedly working on a brand new standalone headset that would integrate both VR and AR support, although it is still in the early stages of development. Much details of the project code-named T288 was not released by the only source of the information, a person "familiar with Apple's plans", only a few ambitious-looking specs. In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook is so fascinated with AR that he had once said that AR is just as good a technology as the iPhone. Of course, plans change and it could get cancelled altogether if Apple executives decide the finished device doesn't meet expectations.

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Previous rumors have claimed that the headset will run on a new operating system dubbed "rOS". WiGig 2.0, or 802.11ay, is expected to be finalized by 2019, so a 2020 release date fits for the headset.

If we talk about the future, Augmented Reality would cover medical, engineering and more areas in the coming years.

On the other hand, Intel is also working on their own Wireless VR Headset. The box, which would be powered by a custom Apple processor more powerful than anything now available, would act as the brain for the AR/VR headset. The headset will purportedly use an 8K display for each eye and will not be tethered to a computer or smartphone. Achieving mobile VR requires the usage of bulky headsets to slot your phone into, while PC/console VR require lots of hardware power and wires.

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