Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about rumoured AR/VR headset

The company is rumored to be releasing an AR/VR headgear with numerous cameras. The mixed reality headset has long been rumored to be the “next big thing” after the Apple Watch.

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New Delhi, first published June 23, 2022, 15:24 IST

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke openly about the company’s AR ambitions for the first time. Cook advised AR fans to “stay tuned and you’ll see what we have to offer” in his interview. This is perhaps the most direct signal we’ve had about Apple’s development for an upcoming headgear, dubbed the “mixed reality” headset in recent years. When the journalist asked Cook what he thinks are the most important factors, the Apple CEO replied that he “couldn’t be more excited” about AR, despite the technology being still in its early stages.

There have been rumors about Apple’s mixed reality headset for several years now. The company is rumored to be releasing an AR/VR headgear with numerous cameras. The mixed reality headset has long been rumored to be the “next big thing” after the Apple Watch. Apple is also said to have accelerated the development of rOS, the specialized operating system of the mixed reality headset.

According to recent rumors, Apple has been testing the mixed reality headset with company officials and is about to introduce it. However, this is one of the first times a prominent Apple official has commented on AR since the rumors started.

Also read | Apple AR/VR headset likely to launch in January 2023: reports

Tim Cook, on the other hand, has already discussed AR as a technology. He has also stated that he is a proponent of the technology and believes AR will play an important role in Apple’s future.

No one knows what the Apple headset will look like now. However, if we are to believe the rumors, it will be very different from the current VR headsets on the market. According to the company, the headgear features an “innovative triple-display architecture” that combines dual 4K OLED microdisplays with at least six optical modules to provide continuous “see-through AR services for video.” It is reported to have a Pro-level M1 processor and up to 14 built-in cameras for enhanced tracking.

Also read | Apple’s 14-camera, multi-chip mixed reality headset; likely to launch in 2023

Last updated June 23, 2022, 15:24 IST

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