Meta's operating system for AR and VR devices may have been canceled, but it's unclear whether a version of Android may continue to power future Oculus Quest VR devices.
Developing an augmented reality/mixed reality headset is one thing. Probably the most important thing when you're talking about AR headsets! But that's not the total package, because future owners of that headset will need some way to actually interact with things if they want a truly robust experience.
There are some devices and features still swirling in the rumor mill that Apple has yet to actually announce. While we can officially strike out "a MacBook with a notch," we are still waiting for things like Apple's big push into augmented reality and/or virtual reality hardware. The company laid the groundwork with ARKit years ago, and, ever since, there has been an expectation that a headset is soon to follow. But, as the wait continues, legendary analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some bad news for the hopefuls out there.
While the rumor mill has gone relatively quiet regarding the augmented reality and/or virtual reality headset Apple is supposedly working on as of late, it hasn't completely died down just yet. Today, we get word that the upcoming wearable might not be a standalone unit as some rumors have suggested in the past. It may need a direct connection to one of Apple's other devices to work.
Tim Cook may not sign his resignation letter until Apple launches one major new-category product, likely the company's heavily rumored head-worn gear and augmented reality glasses.
More often than not, Apple rumors aren't all that surprising. Even if they don't pan out into a real product, they typically seem credible enough to believe. Even the crazy ones. For example, Apple bringing back the iPod in 2022.
Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) glasses are unlikely to make an early 2022 launch as previously anticipated, claims a new report from Apple's supply chain.
It has been rumored for quite some time that Apple is working on various virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets/glasses. And now a new rumor says Apple may be waiting to unveil one of those devices for an in-person event.
Apple is aiming to keep the weight of its visor-like mixed reality (MR) headset under 150 grams, or half as much as typical virtual reality (VR) headsets that weigh in at more than 300 grams.
Apple could launch a mixed reality headset in 2022, with a new report claiming the rumored device would feature a sophisticated user-friendly system to precisely track the user's gaze.
Apple's rumored mixed reality (MR) headset could incorporate a bunch of cameras to offer image pass-through operations in both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) modes.
It appears that Apple's rumored headset is indeed getting real, with a new supply-chain report naming chip maker TSMC as the supplier of micro OLED displays for use in the device.