edition Bloomberg has already found out that before the end of this year Apple will release an augmented reality headset Reality Pro worth about $ 3,000, and later offer a more affordable modification of Reality One, inferior to it in performance. Now the source says that’s not the end of the matter and the flagship Reality Pro headset will have a second generation with more powerful Apple processors.
Another round of rumors about Apple’s plans and the company’s current activities leads Mark Gurman (Mark Gurman) to the pages as part of the traditional Sunday excerpt Bloomberg. First, he notes that Apple’s augmented reality headset, which will debut this summer, won’t initially require an iPhone to function. This will be different from the first-generation Apple Watch, which required a connection to a smartphone to fully function.
At the same time, the ability to synchronize data with iPhone and iPad will be provided for Apple’s first augmented reality headset, but applications will be downloaded to the device directly from the company’s cloud infrastructure. Text input is said to be via a virtual keyboard – the user literally has to type in the air, although the implementation of this feature still suffers from input errors. If you want, you can connect a smartphone or tablet to use the familiar on-screen keyboard.
A simpler headset, dubbed Reality One, could hit the market in 2024 or even 2025. After that, a more expensive second-generation Reality Pro is to appear, which will receive processors at M3 or M4 level instead of the original M2. This increases the performance of the device and refuses a number of compromises in the work of applications. For example, the firstborn of the segment conducted by Apple will not be able to draw photorealistic avatars in real time for more than two interlocutors at once.
Originally, Apple’s developers allegedly came up with the idea of creating a kind of “base station” for Reality Pro, which should contain a more powerful processor and communicate with a wearable device via a wireless interface. In the future, the choice fell on a fully autonomous device, which, as we recall, is still equipped with an external battery, attached to a belt or put in a pocket.