The first Apple AR viewer will be released in the last quarter of 2022, according to the expert’s latest analysis Ming-chi Kuo. Which explains that the Apple device should have “at least 6-8 optical modules” for augmented reality, with a power “at the same computational level of M1“, The chip seen on Macs this year.
Apple’s AR headset ready for 2022, you can like a Mac
Kuo had already planned a launch next year for the headset (which someone on the net already calls Apple Glass / Glasses, although it is not confirmed). But this time it goes more specifically, anticipating an arrival in the last three months of the year and I imply that I have had access to definitive information about the device.
Which promises to be a truly exceptional viewer. In fact it looks like it will have not one but two different processors. The first will deal with computational computation itself, and “will have the same level of computational power as the M1s”. While a second chip will handle the inputs of the various modules.
A render of the Apple AR headset
According to Kuo, the viewer should have “at least 6-8 optical modules which simultaneously provide continuous transparent AR services ”, allowing information to be added to the surrounding environment. The “Mac or PC-grade computational power” will pair with the ability to use it without the need for a direct connection to a computer. But according to Kuo, Apple is also betting on variety of applications available to differentiate yourself from the competition.
Whether or not it can remain disconnected from a computer has been the biggest unknown so far. In fact, some reports report that it should download part of the computation to a Mac or an iPhone. But Kuo writes: “If the AR viewer was positioned only as an accessory for Mac or iPhone, it would not help the growth of the product. An AR set that works independently means it will have its own ecosystem and provide the most complete and flexible user experience ”.
If the analyst is right, we should find out in a year. In the meantime we will keep you updated for any news.