Apple’s long-rumored VR/AR headset will feature three displays. The headset is expected by many analysts – such as Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman – to arrive this year as the newest addition to Apple’s family of products.
Apple has been rumored to be in the development of a VR/AR glasses/headset that will be the latest and priciest addition to the Apple family of products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. And while it is uncertain what type of headset it will be (VR or AR), some reports are noting that the device could feature Mixed-Reality.
Three Displays, One Apple Product
According to a research report by Display Supply Chain shared by Ross Young, the headset will include three displays, featuring two microLED panels and one AMOLED. With the microLED panels supplied by Sony:
“We predict that Apple’s headset will have an innovative display configuration, with three display modules; two Micro OLED displays and one AMOLED panel.”
The report cites that Sony’s microLED displays are 1.4″ diagonal with 4K resolution, while the supplier for the AMOLED panel is still unknown at this point. However, the papers note that Apple “will use the AMOLED panel for low-resolution peripheral vision, thereby enabling a foveated display system.”
Due to the advanced screen technology, Young suggests that the price of the headset is around $3,000. This statement is in line with a previous report back in April, indicating that the price of the headset will be ~$1,000 – $3,000.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo cited different features. He said that the device will have 8K displays with advanced eye-tracking technology, as well as other features in a visor-like design.
It is expected that in 2022, the Apple headset will finally be announced, ahead of this speculated launch, the company has hired Meta’s chief of AR communications.