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Apple's standalone headset might launch by 2020 with AR and VR support

Apple's standalone headset might launch by 2020 with AR and VR support

A report has claimed that Apple is working on a standalone AR/VR headset with a whopping 8K display for each eye.

But while, rivals like Microsoft, Google, and arch-rival Samsung have made giants leaps in the field of AR and virtual reality (VR), Apple has seemed rather bullish on the technology, having so far only integrated it in its latest iOS version. The report proposes this would be a remote and interface with an outer framework running an Apple-composed chip. The project, the reports adds, is codenamed T288. It may be true that Apple is working on ending its partnership with Intel by 2020 to focus on building its own ARM-based processors, but that distance looks exaggerating.

The report alleged that the device which will be "untethered" will feature two 8k displays, one for each eye.

Apple's headset would connect to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.

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Apple's new VR and AR Headset would operate without the wires.

Besides the ridiculously high-res screens, the headset would also be wireless. While Cook has expressed skepticism around clunky, enclosed headsets, Apple has many long-standing patents in this area.

Additionally, the headset might be powered by a new custom 5-nanometer chip (the iPhone X uses a 10-nanometer A11 Bionic chip). No separate devices; everything would be built into the box, according to the report. This processor would work as a brain of the headset and the headset would be controlled by the built-in processor itself. It aims to provide an incredible increase in resolution over current systems, while using the nearby box to do processing and keep the goggles or glasses as lightweight as possible. We will have no doubts but to wait and see what we get, especially if Apple makes it public which they haven't yet. Moreover, the future VR/AR gadget will render in 8K resolution per each eye, summing a 16K resolution in total.


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