The first rumors arrive on the development of Apple's first virtual / augmented reality system (a "deconstructed" product consisting of a headset and earphones) and the press goes wild.
The latest reports Apple's expert analyst Ming-chi Kuo expect the company to release an augmented reality (AR) headset next year. The device, basically those Apple Glass "talked about" for some time, seems to have two processors and a computing power similar to that of their current design of the M1 chip for Mac.
The system could be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022. To be precise, according to these rumors, the months of the Apple Glass launch would be those between September and December 2022.
Apple Glass, substantial differences
Apart from the talk of computing power (deduced from the information on the design of the power management unit (PMU) of the processor, similar to that of the M1), the advancement would be notable. Of course, Apple's AR device would require a separate processor since the sensor's computing power is significantly higher than that of the iPhone.
For example, Apple Glass would need at least 6-8 optical modules to simultaneously provide transparent AR video services to users. In comparison, an iPhone requires up to 3 optical modules running at the same time and does not require continuous processing. The video component? That would be ensured by a pair of 4K Micro OLED displays. As if to say: substantial factors and differences.
To this factor, we must add the probable support for WiFi6.
The decisive question at this point is: will Apple Glass be born as a separate product, but will it replace an iPhone later on? Speculations, I realize that. This is all to "see" (it is appropriate to say!). Meanwhile, with the iPhone (14, logically) it will share the moment of launch.