According to the latest news from China, Apple’s mixed reality headset will retail for at least $ 3,000. This gadget will be designed for games, as well as various mixed reality applications. Mydrivers reports that Apple has already started test production of the headset.
According to informed sources, the three main chips that will be used in Apple’s mixed reality headset will be manufactured by TSMC, with at least a year left before mass production.
The main SoC is manufactured using a 5nm manufacturing process, which means it won’t be the most advanced platform at launch. In addition to the SoC and two other chips, Apple has reportedly completed development of the headset’s image sensor and display driver. The device will run a special version of iOS.
The headset will be designed to communicate wirelessly with a host device (presumably an iPhone or computer). The host will perform the computational tasks required to display virtual, augmented or mixed reality images.
The report indicates that Apple plans to release the long-rumored virtual reality headset in “mid-2022”, and augmented reality glasses will be released in 2025.