What you need to know
- Ming-Chi Kuo revealed new details about Apple's rumored VR headset.
- The company is attempting to keep the weight under 150 grams.
- That would make the headset twice as light as competitive headsets.
Apple seems to be going all-out to make its VR headset as light as humanly possible.
As reported by 9to5Mac, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new research note saying that Apple is working on hybrid ultra-short focal length lenses in order to keep the weight of the headset under 150 grams.
The company plans to use Micro-OLED displays on the headset in order to compensate for the reduced brightness that will be caused by the hybrid lenses. It will also have 15 built-in camera lenses and advanced eye tracking.
If you don't feel like waiting for Apple's headset, check out our list of the Best VR Headsets for the Mac in 2021.
Kuo does say that the headset could be delayed due to supply chain issues, but it is currently expected to be released as soon as 2022.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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