Apple's virtual reality glasses will arrive at the end of 2022, according to experts

The rumored Apple Augmented Reality Glasses could reach the market next year. They would, in addition, equipped with a power chip similar to the processor M1

Apple's virtual reality glasses will arrive at the end of 2022, according to experts

The rumored Apple Augmented Reality Glasses could reach the market next year. They would, in addition, equipped with a power chip similar to the processor M1 that the company now uses many of the computers that sells right now.

It is the bet made by Ming-Chi Kuo, Analyst of TF International Securities, and that date the launch in the last quarter of 2022.

The device will be completely autonomous, without the need to connect through a cable to an iPhone or a Mac, as it was rumored on occasion, and will allow mixing the image of the visual field with digital elements to work and play.

KUO, which has access to a large number of sources within the production chain that Apple uses, is usually quite reliable in its predictions. Last September, for example, it revealed many of the details of the iPhone 13 or the existence of a third generation of Airpods headphones, although they finally launched into the market later than predicted.

The first version of these Apple smart glasses will look similar to that of Ski glasses and will have eight external cameras to capture everything that happens in the user's field of view and retransmit it as a video signal to the screens inside the device .

These cameras will be added to another eight sensors that will be able to capture the movement of the user's hands to control the different games and applications. The glasses will also be able to know where the user looks, which would allow better the process power to create high realism scenes in the areas where the eye is able to see in greater detail.

The glasses can also be used for virtual reality applications, not only augmented reality, will have a weight of about 200 or 300 grams and will be covered with cloth. The two integrated screens (one for each eye) will have a 4k resolution and will be manufactured by Sony, according to KUO. The objective is that the device competes with other virtual or increased reality hulls on the market, such as the Microsoft Hollens or the Oculus Quest of Meta (Facebook).

Apple would also be working on a more compact model, looking like conventional glasses that will allow the world directly and superimpose on any scene virtual elements. It is a more complex design that will take a few years to reach the market.

According to Kuo, Apple believes that this type of intelligent glasses will end up replacing the iPhone and other smartphones in about a decade. The company has shown interest in recent years by increased reality applications, but at the moment using only the iPhone screen or iPad to interact with different virtual objects.

Updated Date: 30 November 2021, 18:23

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