Genius Electronic Optical will begin shipping modules with lenses to Apple’s AR/VR headsets in February, Taiwanese resource DigiTimes reported. Rumours suggest that the Reality Pro device will be available for sale in the fall.
Apple has been working for an AR/VR headset for many years. An official announcement is expected to be made later in the year. According to Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman, the company could present the device at this year’s WWDC event. She will speak about the new xrOS platform and introduce developers to its capabilities. The headset will go on sale in the fall.
It is expected that the AR/VR debut product will be a device with advanced features for developers and professionals. The headset will include a dozen cameras to capture external movements, two 4K microLED displays, iris scanning, facial expression tracking, and high-performance Apple M series processors. Reality Pro will spend approximately $ 3,000 on all of these components. This is Apple’s debut in AR / VR, with other products to follow.
It was recently revealed that the company would also launch a budget headset. This will likely be called Reality One and will use the same A-series processor as the iPhone. This device won’t be available until 2024.