There have been numerous rumours about Apple’s AR headset for quite a while. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman speculates that the device could be powered by Apple’s flagship M2 processor. He adds that it could also feature 16GB of RAM.
This contradicts Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction that Apple’s AR headset will feature an M1 chip, supplemented by a lower-end chip for data processing. A report by The Information also suggests that it could feature two processors.
Apple showcased its M2 chipset early this month. The M2 features four performance and four efficiency cores. Additionally, it has a 16-core neural engine. The iPhone maker claimed at WWDC 2022 that the M2 features an 18 percent faster CPU and 35 percent faster GPU than the M1 chip. If Gurman’s speculation holds true, the M2 will offer a significant performance boost over the M1.
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Just recently, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook expressed his views about the mixed reality device. In an interview with China Daily, Cook said that he “couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities in the space.” The CEO added, “stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer.” He also talked about the potential of AR in the consumer space, “We have 14,000 AR kit apps on the App Store which provides an AR experience for millions of consumers worldwide.”
Following multiple speculations over a period of many years, it appears that Apple’s mixed reality headset could launch soon. Some reports suggest that the device could be released as early as January 2023. Back in May, it was unearthed that the headset could be powered by a new “realityOS,” which was spotted on GitHub repos and in App Store upload logs. Apple also reportedly demoed the upcoming AR headset to the Apple business board of directors, indicating that the device could be nearing mass production.
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