If we know almost nothing officially about Apple’s virtual reality headset, we can however learn some information via analyst leaks.
Officially nothing is known about Apple’s VR / AR headset. But we can still have unofficially details thanks to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, specialist when it comes to selling the wick before the hour. Indeed thanks to a note from the man in question that the site 9to5mac was able to consult, the headset would have more advanced 3D sensors than those of the current iPhone with FaceID. The headset should also have 4 sets of 3D sensors compared to only one for the iPhone. Obviously, that changes everything in terms of immersion. Well, normally.
What we can remember
This should allow the Apple device to capture gestures and detect objects with more precision than the current TrueDepth camera, which is also capable of detecting movement, as seen in features like those of the Animoji. Here is what Kuo explains in his note:
We predict that the AR / MR headset can detect not only the change in the position of the user’s hand and object or other people in front of the user’s eyes, but also the dynamic detail change of the hand. Capturing the details of hand movement can provide a more intuitive and vivid human-machine user interface.
A great step forward for Apple
The analyst also believes that the 3D sensors built into Apple’s headset will also have a higher field of view, allowing objects to be detected up to 200% farther away than current Face ID sensors. According to the various information, the helmet should be announced in the course of the year 2022 and Kuo even explains that it should weigh 350 grams. A real featherweight.