Apple might be getting rid of the iMac Pro, but they’ve got a bevy of new products on the way.
And some of them could be virtual reality headsets, glasses, and contacts.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on Cupertino exploring VR and AR technology.
MacRumors is reporting that new word of Apple VR products is making headlines because of a report Ming-Chi Kuo of Hong Kong’s TF International Securities.
The report outlines a future product roadmap that Apple might hold to with regards to VR products. This includes a VR headset in 2022, glasses in 2025, and even contact lens sometime between 2030 and 2040. Interestingly, the price of the headset should be around $USD 1000.
“We predict that Apple's MR/AR product roadmap includes three phases: helmet type by 2022, glasses type by 2025, and contact lens type by 2030–2040…We foresee that the helmet product will provide AR and VR experiences, while glasses and contact lens types of products are more likely to focus on AR applications.”
Augmented reality will still be a big thing for Apple in the future.
Kuo later writes, “Although Apple has been focusing on AR, we think the hardware specifications of this product can provide an immersive experience that is significantly better than existing VR products. We believe that Apple may highly integrate this helmet with video-related applications (e.g., Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, etc.) as one of the key selling points.”
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