Apple VR is slowly becoming more of a reality, with the latest reports stating that Apple's standalone device will have a fabric design, a fan and be powered by batteries — a feature identical to the ever-so popular Oculus Quest 2. What's more, it's reported to have a similar design to the Oculus.
The new Bloomberg report stated Apple's VR headset will boast "its most advanced and powerful chips," specifically for the new headset, codenamed N301. While it's understandably a VR headset first, Apple will be working on AR features for the device, with external cameras that tracks hand movements and includes a virtual keyboard. No wonder it's working on an advanced processor.
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The fabric design came in part due to Apple's previous prototypes being too heavy. As for the fan? We're skeptical, as Apple made it clear they were doing less fans, like with its M1 Macs.
According to the report, this will be quite the niche product, so much so that its rumoured to ship out less than 200,000 units per year. It will be a pricey device too, although we're hardly surprised by Apple's pricing now, especially since the release of the Apple AirPods Max.
Apple may already have competition though, seeing as Samsung's bug-eyed headset is also looking to dominate the competition (which it has already done in bizarre-factor).
Apple VR features
Other noted features that Apple VR reported before included:
If the Apple VR still boasts these features, along with what the recent report boasts, that price tag is looking to have plenty of digits.
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Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.