Renders show Apple’s rumored mixed-reality headset based on previous reports
The Information published a report last week offering some new details on Apple’s long-rumored mixed-reality headset, claiming the device could launch as soon as next year, featuring two ultra-high-resolution 8K displays with a “bevy” of other features, including advanced eye-tracking technology and the ability to pass video of the real world through the visor and display it to the user.
The report included a drawing of what the site said was a close representation of how the AR/VR headset could look after claiming to have seen secret internal imagery last year as the device entered the late prototyping stage, saying it will offer a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material and swappable headbands.”
Now, designer Antonio De Rosa has created renders based off the drawing and report, offering a further glimpse at the rumored design of the upcoming headset.
Titled “Apple View,” the renders offer a more in-depth look at the earlier sketch by The Information, showing an Apple Watch-style headband, an AirPods Max-looking front, and a woven cushion to wrap-around the user’s face.
It is understood that Apple’s former senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio is leading-up the company’s AR/VR product development after it was announced in January that he would be transitioning into a new role “focusing on a new project.”
Reports suggest the headset could be priced at $3,000, with Apple themselves expecting the product to only sell to a small audience ahead of a more mainstream AR product arriving in 2023 and beyond.
Images: Antonio De Rosa