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Apple to Launch AR Headset With Two Processors Next Year [Report]

Apple to Launch AR Headset With Two Processors Next Year [Report]

Posted November 26, 2021 at 6:23am by iClarified
Apple is planning to launch its rumoured augmented reality (AR) headset next year, according to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The headset will purportedly arrive in Q4 2022 and feature two processors. Kuo says it will be able to operate independent of an iPhone or Mac and will support a "comprehensive range of applications".

We predict that Apple's AR headset to be launched in 4Q22 will be equipped with two processors. The higher-end processor will have similar computing power as the M1 for Mac, whereas the lower-end processor will be in charge of sensor-related computing.

The power management unit (PMU) design of the high-end processor is similar to that of M1 because it has the same level of computing power as M1.

Kuo believes the headset will utilize a pair of 4K Micro OLED displays from Sony, allowing it support virtual reality (VR) experiences as well.

Apple’s AR headset requires a separate processor as the computing power of the sensor is significantly higher than that of the iPhone. For example, the AR headset requires at least 6-8 optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services to users. In comparison, an iPhone requires up to 3 optical modules running simultaneously and does not require continuous computing.

Earlier this month, Kuo predicted the headset would feature support for Wi-Fi 6E. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for updates.

[via MacRumors]

Apple to Launch AR Headset With Two Processors Next Year [Report]
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