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Report: Apple Is Working On A Wireless AR/VR Headset To Release In 2020

Apple working on wireless headset for both AR, VR: Report

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Apple is reportedly working on a standalone Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) headset that will combine both technologies.

According to a report in CNET, the headset, code-named “T288”, would tap into the iPhone-maker’s own chips and is slated for release in 2020.

“The company is working on a headset capable of running both AR and VR technology, according to a person familiar with Apple’s plans. Plans so far call for an 8K display for each eye — higher resolution than today’s best TVs — that would be untethered from a computer or smartphone,” CNET reported late Friday.

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“The project is still in its early stages but is slated for release in 2020. Apple still could change or scrap its plans,” the report added.

The Cupertino-headquartered giant has invested in smaller VR projects but the headset marks a major investment in VR, a tech that could transport users into a different, digitally created world.

The device would reportedly connect to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology.

The box would be powered by a custom Apple chipset and would act as the brain for the AR/VR headset, the report said.

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Apple has recently introduced “ARKit” — the company’s AR development platform which could only recognise horizontal surfaces while placing virtual objects.

“ARKit can now recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces. Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognise the position of 2D images ARKit can integrate these real world images into AR experiences,” the company said recently.  IANS

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Tech Giant Apple May Unveil its First ARM-Based Macbook in Year 2021

By switching to ARM-based chipsets and not relying on Intel for processors, Apple could save as much as 40-60 per cent

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Additionally, Apple would start relying upon the USB4 standard that is aimed to unify USB Type-C and Thunderbolt protocols to deliver new computing experiences with faster data transfer speeds. Pixabay

A recent research note from famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple could launch their first ARM-based MacBook in 2021.

Like x86 processors from Intel or AMD, ARM designs are usually associated with mobile devices because of their greater power efficiency, giving products like the iPad long battery life without the need for active cooling.

The analyst believes that by switching to ARM-based chipsets and not relying on Intel for processors, Apple could save as much as 40-60 per cent, reports The Verge.

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The new processors are likely to add more hardware differentiation to the Mac machines over Windows PCs.

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A recent research note from famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple could launch their first ARM-based MacBook in 2021. Pixabay

This would help Apple keep prices down, especially for their lower-end laptop offerings.

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Additionally, Apple would start relying upon the USB4 standard that is aimed to unify USB Type-C and Thunderbolt protocols to deliver new computing experiences with faster data transfer speeds.

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Kuo also mentioned USB4 support on Mac machines in 2022 and the iPhone maker is speculated to partner with ASMedia Technology for this. (IANS)