Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts in a new research note that next year Apple will release a “helmet-type” mixed-reality headset, an augmented reality glasses mid-2025 and an AR contact lens product by 2030-2040, According to MacRumors.
“We anticipate that the helmet product will provide AR and VR experiences, while glasses and contact lens products are more likely to focus on AR applications,” Kuo writes in the note.
Although several prototypes of Apple’s mixed reality headset weigh between 200 and 300 grams, Kuo says: if Apple can solve technical problems, the headset could weigh between 100 and 200 grams MacRumors report. He added that the headset is likely to be in the US $ 1000 price range.
The headset can offer an impressive experience that Kuo says will be ‘significantly better’ than those currently on the market, with Sony micro-OLED screens, and should be able to work independently of an iPhone, ‘more like a portable product ‘. as a mobile one.
Kuo’s note mostly matches other predictions of a headset reach the market somewhere in 2022, but with the price tag closer to $ 3000. The information report last month, Apple used a mesh material to reduce the weight of the headphones, and released a version based on “internal Apple images of a late-stage prototype” that showed what the headphones might look like.