Kuo says Apple’s mixed-reality headset will feature 15 camera modules
Respected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared some further details on Apple’s rumored mixed-reality headset, claiming the device will feature a total of 15 camera modules, which will enable advanced AR and “innovative biometrics.”
Kuo outlined what he believes to be Apple’s three-phase plan to begin to launch mixed reality wearables last week, claiming we will see the iPhone maker launch an AR/VR “helmet type” headset next year, followed by Apple’s long-rumored AR glasses in 2025, and potentially in 2030-2040, new AR contact lenses.
In an investor note on Tuesday, Kuo reported that eight of the 15 camera modules are expected to be placed around the wearable to enable pass-through VR, which would allow the user to “see through” the device and see the real world through the visor, displayed on a screen.
The Information shared in February what it claimed to be our first look at Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset, publishing a sketch based on secret internal imagery it saw from an unnamed source “with direct knowledge” of the development, claiming the device will offer a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material and swappable headbands,” as shown in the drawing above.
The last remaining cameras on the device are expected to be used for “innovative biometrics”and environmental detection purposes.
Image: The Information