We already have a date for the second generation of Apple’s AR / VR glasses and a new economic option
There is much anticipation with this Apple gadget. And is not for less. Just as Steve Jobs revolutionized the world with the first iPhone, Tim Cook’s intention is to do it again with his mixed augmented and virtual reality glasses.
We have been talking about Apple glasses for a few months. Even Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, talked about them during an interview. So we are certainly not building castles in the air. There are some glasses on the way and they want to be a really revolutionary gadget.
And although the idea they propose is not new, its implementation and usefulness could be something never seen before. Glasses of this type already exist, but their practicality is scarce. No matter how much potential, if it is not taken advantage of, the technology falls on deaf ears. And that is what Apple intends to change.
And if that were not enough, having to tackle a new generation of a totally new product in the company, Apple would already be working on a second generation of glasses and, in addition, on an economic version that convinces the less brave.
the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated on his blog that Apple’s next second-generation mixed reality glasses could arrive with two models: a high-end option and an affordable one, both of which would launch in the first half of 2025.
The company, Kuo explains, plans to hold a special event in January 2023 to introduce its first-generation augmented reality headset to the world. Initially, the helmet is expected to be expensive, but later the company may announce a more affordable option.
We’ve already heard that Apple’s AR/VR headset will be priced at more than $3,000. And that is why Apple’s intention, for its second generation, would be to launch an affordable model. Apple is confident that in its new iteration the costs have dropped substantially.
These more affordable glasses might have a lower-end chipset compared to the higher-end modelbut with enough power to offer a satisfying experience.
We’ve already heard details about the headset’s processing power, with performance comparable to that of the M2 chip. In addition, it could have 16 GB of RAM to handle multiple RA and VR content.
Also, references to “realityOS” have been discovered in the source code. Although hidden features in the system are not described, we can assume that Apple is working on the very important software section: without a good OS, the glasses will not succeed.