Apple’s mixed reality headset is rumored to be Wi-Fi 6E compatible for higher bandwidth or bandwidth and low latency. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released his latest investor brief to reveal more details about the mixed reality headset, including its launch schedule. The analyst predicts that Apple could offer its first mixed reality headset in the fourth quarter of 2022. Besides Apple, Kuo also expects Meta and Sony to adopt Wi-Fi 6 / 6E for their headsets.
Kuo’s latest investor note, viewed by MacRumors, suggests that Apple’s AR / VR headset could support 6E Wi-Fi connectivity to meet the needs of high-end and immersive experiences. “Adopting the latest Wi-Fi specification is a basic requirement for Headsets (HMDs) to enhance the wireless experience. The new HMDs from Meta, Apple and Sony will all adopt 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 launch of the mixed reality headset was delayed due to the complex design causing production slowdowns. However, those issues appear to have been resolved with a launch schedule now slated for next year.
9to5Mac, which also accessed the investor note, reports that Kuo predicts the adoption of 5G mmWave for mixed reality headsets in the future as well. In the past, Kuo has revealed that the Apple Mixed Reality Headset will not only position itself as a gaming device, but also as something ready for other applications. Kuo says the market expects Apple’s headset to be the “best industrial design yet.”
Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset is designed to use Sony Micro-OLED displays with optical modules. They could cost around $ 1,000 (around Rs. 73,000). In addition, the headset can weigh 100-200 grams and has on-board computing and storage capabilities. It is said to offer a significantly better experience than the VR products currently on the market.