Some new information about Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset has come to the fore, providing us with a clearer picture of what the headset is going to be like or how it is going to function. As the report in The Information revealed, the Apple headset is going to be much lighter compared to the Meta Quest Pro which weighs 722 grams. Much of that has to do with the mesh fabric, glass, and aluminum build of the headset. The report also revealed the Apple headset would have the looks of a pair of ski goggles, compared to what can be said of a more elaborate build of the Quest Pro.
Another key feature that the report reveals is that the Apple headset will come integrated with iris scanners that would scan the wearer’s eyes for user authentication. This makes it possible for the same headset to be shared with other users as well, like those in the family or with friends and associates. Further, the iris scanning tech will also serve to authenticate payments too. This way, as Ars Technica reported, the feature would be akin to the Face ID tech that we have on iPhone devices. That is not all as those wearing prescription glasses will also be able to use the headset. For this, they will have to ‘magnetically clip on prescription lenses inside the headset.’ In contrast, the Meta Quest Pro does not include an iris scanning feature.
Other aspects that have also been revealed are that there are going to be as many as fourteen cameras that the Apple headset will come with. That’s four more than the ten cameras that the Quest Pro comes with. Also, another unique aspect of the Apple offering is that there is going to be a pair of cameras that is going to scan the wearer’s legs, the feedback from which will be crucial for an accurate depiction of the wearer’s legs in their virtual avatar. The recently launched Meta Quest Pro does not have any such feature.
Meta launched the Quest Pro which is now available to buy for $1,499.99 with shipping slated to begin on October 25. The Apple AR/VR headset, on the other hand, is expected to be ready only in 2023 and is believed to cost a lot more when launched.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.