We’ve heard rumors about Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset (AR/VR) for a long time, but as the release gets closer and closer, new details appear, and this latest Bloomberg report shows that the gadget will come with a new M2 processor in the base version and will have a whopping 16 GB of RAM. Apple’s mixed reality headset is expected to officially appear in January 2023.
So far, we’ve heard that a mixed-reality headset may look like modern VR headsets, but instead of completely immersing you in the world of virtual reality, you’ll have cameras on your device, and with a single click you can see the augmented world around you without removing the device. .
We should mention that this latest report contradicts the previous predictions of the usually well-informed industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who described a dual-processor gadget consisting of a single chip with M1-like capabilities and a secondary, less powerful processor that will take care of processing of all data from several sensors in the device. This latest report does not mention the dual-processor design, but does not directly deny it.
The alleged combination of M2 chip and 16 GB of RAM also clearly shows that this device will be expensive. A Macbook Air with similar features will cost from $1400, and given all the new components used in the mixed reality headset, we see that all these rumors about the price of $2000 and above are quite justified.
It’s also a good time to say that Apple’s AR plan starts not only with this cool and expensive mixed reality headset, the company is also expected to complement it with a second device that is very similar to regular glasses with less powerful components.
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