Apple’s much-rumored augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset will focus on gaming, media consumption, and communication, says Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his weekly “Power On” newsletter.
Gurman believes that the headset will focus on three “killer” features: gaming, media consumption, and communication.
Gaming should be a strong focus of the machine, especially given that it will have multiple processors, a fan, extremely high resolution displays and its own App Store. Look for Apple to position the device as a dream for game developers. Next, media consumption. I expect Apple to work with media partners to create content that can be watched in VR on the device. Third, communications. Look for Animojis and a VR FaceTime-like experience to be the new-age Zoom.
The lightweight device is rumored to feature two main processors, two 4K micro-LED displays, 15 optical modules, eye-tracking, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, and more. A number of patents have been filed by Apple related to the device’s possible software and it is expected to feature a see-through AR mode.