Apple VR headset may launch soon, CEO Tim Cook gives key hints: Watch video

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the iPhone maker plans to enter the AR and VR space and asked potential customers what Apple has to offer in the space.

In an interview with China Daily USA, seen by @cesarberardini on Twitter, Tim Cook said the company has launched more than 14,000 ARKit apps in the App Store that provide an AR experience for millions of people around the world.

“I could not be more excited about the opportunities in space. Stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer,” said Tim Cook.

“Right now, as an example, we have over 14,000 ARKit apps in the App Store that provide the AR experience for millions of people around the world,” he continued. “But I think despite that, we’re still in the very early innings of how this technology will develop.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities we see in this space,” Cook said, “and stay tuned, and you’ll see what we have to offer.”

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Apple’s upcoming headset will come with several highly sensitive 3D sensing modules to offer innovative hand tracking. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the structured light sensors will be able to detect objects in the hands, comparing which Face ID is able to detect facial expressions to generate animojis.

headset It will have two processors, one with the same level of computing power as the M1, as well as a low-end chip to handle inputs from various sensors. It may come with at least six-eight optical modules that provide AR services through simultaneous continuous video viewing. A recent report also claimed that Apple has partnered with TSMC to develop an “ultra-advanced” micro OLED display for “upcoming augmented reality devices”.

Apple’s upcoming headset will focus on gaming, media consumption and communication.

It will be similar to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes being tested include external cameras to enable some AR features.

Apple VR headset may launch soon, CEO Tim Cook hints at key: Watch Video first appeared on BGR India.



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