It is expected that 2022 Apple will present what will be its first virtual reality helmet, the forerunner of augmented reality glasses, with it will come a new business opportunity for the company.
The tech company has faced hurdles in developing its virtual reality headset, which is expected to present in 2022, to cope with similar devices from brands like Oculus, Sony or HTC.
This helmet, codenamed N301, is still in development, and would employ the most powerful chips and higher resolution displays than those of its competitors. It would even have a fan, as the sources point out. It targets content such as videos, video games or communication services.
But it is understood as the forerunner of a new category that will feature more ambitious augmented reality glasses that will take longer to produce, as reported to Bloomberg knowledgeable sources to this project. These glasses, codenamed N421, are in a very early stage of development called ‘architecture’.
Apple’s first virtual reality headset will have a higher price than your competitors’ teams. Sources indicate that it is not expected to be a massive hit with the public, but sales of about 180,000 units are estimated.