Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset
Despite its name, Apple’s new mixed reality headset isn’t necessarily all about the technology. Although it comes with a bunch of LiDAR sensors, a camera for tracking 12 points of interest, and even Iris scanning technology, it’s not exactly on par with the M1 Pro from the latest MacBook Pro models.
12 tracking cameras
Several years ago, we heard about a mixed reality headset being in development at Apple. It sounded like an interesting new technology, but we weren’t sure exactly what it was or how it would work. Now, thanks to a new report, we have more details.
According to a recent report, Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset will have at least 12 cameras. Each camera will be used to track a different motion, including hand and mouth movements. The cameras will also be used to scan the environment around the wearer. They will then transmit data to two 8K monitors that are placed in front of the wearer’s eyes.
In addition to the cameras, Apple’s upcoming headset will also have a few other features. For instance, the headset will likely have a fan inside it. It will also have an innovative iris scanner that will allow multiple people to use it at the same time.
Whether or not LiDAR sensors will be incorporated into the Apple mixed reality headset is unclear. But it is likely the company is taking a long-term view as it works to build a new technology platform.
LiDAR sensors could make a major impact on the world of augmented reality. This type of technology allows the camera to detect distance, and enhances the quality of the video and photos. In addition, it can create more accurate representations of rooms. This could allow the headset to accurately track eye movements and hand movements.
LiDAR is a technology that uses a laser beam to gather information about objects. This information is used to create realistic augmented reality applications. This technology can also be used to map the earth’s surface, and even locate new oil deposits.
Iris scanning tech
Several industry sources are claiming that Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset will include iris scanning technology. According to a recent report, iris scanning will be used to login and pay for content inside the headset.
Iris scanning is similar to other biometric security technologies used on iOS devices. Apple purchased the German startup SensoMotoric Instruments in 2017 and has incorporated its eye tracking technology into their products.
The iris scanner is said to work in the same manner as Apple’s Face ID. It will enable users to login, make payments, and authenticate accounts. The system is also said to generate analytics data regarding user engagement.
This new technology will allow for faster logins and authentication. It is also said to make multi-user support easier. This could allow people to share the same headset, and it is expected to be more secure than the password-based systems found on other virtual reality headsets.
WiFi 6E support
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the details of Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset. This headset will include Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and will launch sometime in 2022.
According to Kuo, the new headset will be aimed at business customers and developers. It will also run on a new operating system called realityOS. The headset will feature two processors – one main processor that will be equivalent to the M2 chip that will be used in the new MacBook Air, and a second processor that will take care of sensor-related computing.
Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that companies will start to adopt 5G mmWave for mixed reality headsets. This technology will reduce the need for other devices such as cameras and will enhance the wireless experience.
Is it on par with the M1 Pro from the latest MacBook Pro models?
Several people have suggested that Apple is going to unveil a mixed reality headset in the near future. According to the latest reports, the headset will have a high-resolution display and will allow users to experience both augmented reality and virtual reality.
In addition, the headset will also feature a high-resolution audio system. Apple has hired several notable experts in the fields of augmented reality and virtual reality, including former NASA employee Jeff Norris and computer science professor Doug Bowman.
The Apple AR/VR headset will be a standalone device that will operate independently of an iPhone. It will also include independent power and storage. It will also come with a high-end main processor, two Mac-level M2 chips, and a 96W power adapter.
The company is also reportedly working on an operating system to power the device. According to a recent report, the company will release an “rOS” App Store to encourage developers to create apps for the device.