Apple is getting ready for the inevitable arrival of augmented reality as the metaverse sparks rumors of an AR headset.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has been hinting towards the company’s future and involvement in augmented reality for years now, often teasing how the brand has been developing the right technology.
The Apple CEO spoke with China Daily and dropped more hints about the AR technologies in development following this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference
The latest hints from Cook have strengthened people’s belief that the company is working on an AR headset. These developments come just months after reports suggested the company was looking into developing mixed reality and augmented reality headsets for consumers, and the hints have been frequently increasing.
“I am incredibly excited about AR, as you might know, and the critical thing to any technology, including AR, is putting humanity at the center of it,” said the Apple CEO. “And that is what we focus on every day. Right now, as an example, we have over 14,000 ARKit apps in the App Store, which provide AR experiences for millions of people around the world.”
“I think despite that, we’re still in the very early innings of how this technology will evolve,” Cook added. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities we’ve seen in this space and sort of stay tuned and you’ll see what we have to offer.”
The idea of an Apple wearable has been the subject of many rumors and speculation over time, with little evidence to back up these claims.
The headset is speculated to offer a mixed reality experience with an innovative and stylish design. The curved visor soft mesh will fit your face comfortably, ensuring that users get all of the benefits from this incredible new tech without experiencing any discomfort or irritation.
The rumored Apple product is said to have a design that makes it lighter than other headsets on the market and uses straps similar in style as those used for its watches.
The speculated Apple headset is rumored to feature two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 camera modules and a processor equal in power with M-series chips. The device also comes equipped for eye tracking capabilities as well hand gestures support.
Apple is expected to release their own headset as demos are sent out to board members, signaling that it may soon become a reality.
The eagerly anticipated headset from Apple has yet to launch, but fans can expect it will be priced around $3k once available.