Apple VR headset?! When to arrive?
If we talk about Apple’s VR headset, we talk about 2020, because this is, aproximatively, the year of its launching. Although it is just a rumour for now, Tim Cook, the Apple CEO, does not hesitate to show his excitement regarding virtual reality and augumented reality. In 2016, he said at ”Good Morning America”:
“There’s virtual reality and there’s augmented reality — both of these are incredibly interesting. I’m excited about VR from an education point of view, I think it can be really big for education, I think it can be very big for games.”.
What vision is there regarding Apple VR headset?
4K display per eye. That is how much the actual VR headsets on the market can reach so far. On the other hand, Apple’s VR headse will be a dream headset, taking in consideration that it will feature 8K display for each eye. Also, while the current VR headsets need to be connected to a gaming system or a PC, Apple VR Headset is rumored to work independently of other devices, without being connected to a constant power source.
Apple is known for the simplicity of its devices’ design. Thereby, Apple’s trademark on its VR headset is the simplicity, because it’s supposedly going to connect to a dedicated box through a high-speed, wireless tech called 60GHz WiGig. Apple’s current A11 Bionic processor in the iPhone X uses 10-nanometer construction, while the box will be powered by a 5-nanometer proprietary Apple processor.
How much will it cost?
There has not been made any disclosure regarding the price, but it is expected to be a pretty high one. We can look at the other VR headsets’ price in order to have an idea at least:
- The HTC Vive costs £499/$499
- The HTC Vive Pro costs £799/799
- The Oculus Rift costs $399/£499
- PlayStation VR costs £259/$299
- Samsung Gear VR costs £100/$129
All in all, we are looking forward to the launch announcement of the Apple VR headset that will take virtual reality to another level in 2020.