What you need to know
- A new report says Apple's rumored VR headset will feature two 8K displays and cost $3,000.
- It will also reportedly have more than 12 cameras for tracking hand movements and your eyes.
A huge new leak from 'The Information' claims Apple's rumored VR headset will feature two 8K displays and cost $3,000.
From the report:
The report even offers a drawing based on images of the headset 'The Information' has seen. (Pictured)
The report claims that Apple's VR headset will have more than 12 cameras for tracking hand movements and showing a video of the real world to the wearer. That would come through not one, but two 8K displays, better quality than most televisions. Apparently, Apple has been working on technology that only renders the part of the display you're looking at, showing lower quality graphics in the periphery of a user's vision.
All of this will come at a price, however. The rumored cost of the product is reported to be $3,000 according to internal discussions. The Information says that prototypes it viewed showed a "sleek, curved visor" attached to the face with a mesh, and swappable headbands.
The report also says Apple is working on Glasses, but those are not expected to debut until 2023. The VR headset could be available as soon as next year.
A recent report suggested a similar time frame and expensive price tag. From Bloomberg's Mark Gurman:
Although it has only posted a handful of Apple rumors over recent years, The Information has an extremely high rate of accuracy when it comes to leaking information from Apple.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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