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Apple is making Contact lenses, AR & VR

Apple finally cleared all the rumors and announced that they plan to release a mixed reality headset, augmented reality (AR) glasses, and augmented reality contact lenses by 2022, 2025 & 2030 respectively. 

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Apple’s plans for a mixed reality headset and augmented reality glasses have been in the news for quite some time. Still, the augmented reality contact lenses seem to be new. The information shared by industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the Cupertino-based company’s mixed reality headset will come with 15 camera modules.

Rumors and Leaks

Starting with the rumored mixed reality headset from Apple, analyst Kuo says that the headset will come with 15 camera modules to enable advanced-level augmented reality. 8 of these modules are said to be for AR video experiences, 6 modules are said to allow for “innovative biometrics,” and 1 module for detecting the environment to position objects in a particular scene. 

The analyst also suggested that the headset’s components will be provided by a Taiwanese
company that supplies camera lens modules for devices. The mixed reality headset could use
Sony’s Micro-OLED displays along with optical modules.

Apple has not shared any information on any of these rumored products. With some of the
predictions going many years into the future, it’s safe to say that things will likely change and
evolve along the way.

Products & Pricing

Kuo mentioned that Apple’s mixed reality headphone prototypes currently weigh between 200 and 300 grams. However, the final weight will be reduced to about 100 or 200 grams, much lighter than other existing virtual reality devices.

Due to their complex design, Kuo expects the headphones to cost about $ 1,000 in the United States, in line with the price of a “high-end iPhone .”

According to Kuo, Apple’s headset will be able to provide a “significantly better immersion
experience than existing virtual reality products .”

Big Challenge for Apple

Although VR headsets have become somewhat mainstream in gaming, still a wide-scale adoption has not happened. The main challenge has been low-resolution and high setup costs. Even though new Oculus and other VR headsets have resolved this to some extent the lack of content still remains a problem.

A company like Apple could be a game-changer in this arena, with the kind of resources & a loyal customer base they can be the push for AR and VR to every consumer.

Release Date

According to the Analyst, Apple could release the Mixed Reality Headset in 2022, and the AR
Glasses in 2025. AR glasses are said to provide an optical see-through AR experience that
will be more like a “mobile” product than the mixed reality headset.
Apple is also reportedly said to launch AR contact Lens in 2030.

Apple also recently patented a new type of Magnetic charger for the upcoming iPhones.

Also checkout about all the things Apple is expected to announce on March 23rd event

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