Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts in a brand new analysis observe that Apple will launch a “helmet-type” blended actuality headset subsequent yr, augmented actuality glasses in mid-2025, and an AR contact lens product by 2030-2040, in line with MacRumors.
“We foresee that the helmet product will present AR and VR experiences, whereas glasses and make contact with lens forms of merchandise usually tend to give attention to AR functions,” Kuo writes within the observe.
Whereas a number of prototypes of Apple’s blended actuality headset weigh between 200 and 300 grams, Kuo says, if Apple can clear up some technical issues the headset may find yourself weighing between 100 and 200 grams, MacRumors reported. He added that the headset will probably be priced within the $1,000 vary within the US.
The headset will be capable of provide an immersive expertise Kuo says might be “considerably higher” than these in the marketplace now, with Sony micro-OLED shows, and may be capable of run independently of an iPhone, “extra like a conveyable product” than a cellular one.
Kuo’s observe is generally consistent with different predictions of a headset hitting the market someday in 2022, however with the value tag nearer to $3,000. The Data reported final month that Apple was utilizing a material mesh materials to scale back the burden of the headset, and had a rendering primarily based on “inner Apple pictures of a late-stage prototype” that confirmed what the headset may appear like.