Apple has been rumored to develop a new Mixed Reality headset for a while. The latest news about the headset says that it is known to weigh less than 150 grams. This weight is far lesser than the importance of an iPhone.
Ming-Chi Kuo- the Apple analyst, said that the Cupertino-based company has been working on a hybrid ultra-short focal length lens. This lens allows the users to wear the headset quickly and for a longer duration.
It is usually said that a Virtual Reality headset weighs typically over 300 grams and even above that. However, Apple has set a new benchmark with its upcoming headset. With its latest innovation, a headset that weighs even less than 150 grams is supposedly lighter than the Oculus Quest 2 (503 grams), Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 (645 grams), and the Valve Index (809 grams). This headset’s weight is more petite than Google’s Daydream View, a fabricated VR headset designed to hold a smartphone.
The concept of a lightweight MR headset is pretty attractive by just hearing it in the first place. It attracts users even before they have tried it on their own. As per Bloomberg, the headset would be supposedly launched in 2022 at least. This will be an incredible device that is going to support both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. In addition to this, the information has even provided us with the drawing of how the headset is going to look like, as shown below.
The headset is codenamed as “N301” and will probably rock 8K displays. Eye-tracking technology, more than a dozen cameras meant to track both hand movements and capture the footage displayed inside the headset, will be present in the headset. Kuo further reported that the device would have an ultra-short focal length, plastic lenses, and Micro-OLED displays.
With numerous unique features, it is expected that the device will be a bit expensive at the time of its launch.