With iOS 11 and ARKit, Apple made most of its iPhones and iPads which presented rich AR experiences, now the company is currently working on a powerful headset that will support Augmented and Virtual Reality apps, reported by an inside source that spoke to CNET.
The headset’s codenamed T288 with an 8K display for each eye that would be untethered from both a smartphone or a computer.
Instead of being connected to a “dedicated box” using a high-speed short-range wireless technology called 60GHz WiGig. The box is set to have its own 5-nanometer processor which is “more powerful than anything currently available” and similar to the custom chips that Apple will use in future Macs. Right now, the box resembles a PC tower, but it “won’t be an actual Mac computer.”
“The future of VR is expected to be cordless devices — and Apple wants to bring its trademark simplicity to the setup. The box would use a wireless technology called 60GHz WiGig, the person familiar with Apple’s plans said. A second-generation version, called 802.11ay, would boost speeds and range and make the technology more attractive for high-end VR headsets that aren’t tethered to computers.”
The advantage is that the users will not need to purchase any special cameras to detect their location with VR headsets. The stand-alone device will fit into the headset and the box.
According to rumors in the past, the tech giant has been working on a number of augmented and virtual reality prototypes using a secret research unit but now the information has been specific to the augmented reality smart glasses.
The Cupertino giant is aiming to set the headset launch in 2020. Can Apple complete their task by this deadline? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!