It is reported that Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset comes with Wi-Fi 6E support for higher bandwidth and low latency. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released its latest investor announcement to reveal more details about the mixed reality headset, including its launch schedule. The analyst predicts that Apple could launch its first mixed reality headset sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022. Kuo expects that in addition to Apple, Meta and Sony will also use Wi-Fi 6 / 6E for their head-mounted displays.
The latest Kuo investor note accessed by MacRumors suggests that Apple’s rumored AR / VR headset may support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity to meet the demands of the high-end and immersive experiences. “Adopting the latest Wi-Fi specification is a key requirement for head-mounted displays (HMDs) to improve the wireless experience. New HMDs from Meta, Apple and Sony will all launch Wi-Fi 6 / 6E in 2022, ”Kuo reportedly said in his latest investor note.
The analyst added that Apple will launch its first mixed reality headset in the fourth quarter of 2022. Competitors Meta and Sony are also reportedly preparing to launch their new headsets in the second half of 2022 and the second quarter of 2022, respectively. Kuo had previously suggested that the rollout of the mixed reality headset was delayed due to the complex design, causing production speed fluctuations. However, these issues appear to have been resolved with the launch timeframe now planned for next year.
9to5Mac, who also accessed the investor note, reports that Kuo is predicting the introduction of 5G mmWave in the future for mixed reality headsets as well. In the past, Kuo has announced that the Apple Mixed Reality Headset will be positioned not only as a gaming device, but also as something ready for other uses as well. Kuo says the market expects Apple’s headset to be “the best industrial design yet”.
The mixed reality headset from Apple is said to use the micro OLED displays from Sony together with optical modules. They could cost around $ 1,000 (roughly Rs. 73,000). In addition, the headset can weigh 100 to 200 grams and have integrated computing and storage functions. It is said to offer a significantly better experience than VR products that are currently on the market.