Apple’s much-rumored AR/VR headset with be powered by the same 96W USB-C adapter that powers the higher-end 14-inch MacBook Pro says well-connected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
That news comes from a recent research note with TF International Securities, shared by MacRumors. Ku indicates the reason for the high power needs proves that the headset will boast Mac-level computing power.
Kuo also repeated previous claims that the headset will be powered by two processors, including a 4nm chip and a 5nm chip. Both chips are expected to be manufactured by TSMC. Kup has said the 4nm chip will boast computing power similar to the M1 chip used in the Mac, while the lower-end processor will handle sensor-related duties.
Kup also says the Apple headset will offer seamless switching between AR and VR modes, which could put Apple’s headset two or three years ahead of competing products in the computing power arena.