$3,000 Apple AR/VR headset expected to have 2 hour battery life
Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality AR/VR headset is rumored to have a 2 hour battery life, according to reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who says that the device will require an external battery pack to work.
According to Gurman, the new $3,000 Apple AR/VR headset will have a 2 hour battery life per-battery pack. The pack, which is said to be similar to the MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone, is reportedly designed to be charged via USB-C and will be powered up using the same adapter included with the MacBook Pro.
In the latest edition of his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says the headset will have two ports: a USB-C port for data transfer and a proprietary magnetic port to attach the battery pack.
Apple is widely rumored to be planning on unveiling its long-rumored AR/VR mixed-reality headset at WWDC23 in June ahead of a release in the fall.
In 2021 we saw The Information publish a sketch of the upcoming headset, claiming to have seen secret internal imagery from an unnamed source “with direct knowledge” of the development, reporting that the device will offer a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material and swappable headbands.”
Concept creator Ian Zelbo has released visuals showing what Apple’s new headset will probably look like based on earlier leaked information, featuring an Apple Watch-style adjustable headband and AirPods Max reminiscent mesh cushion for comfort around the wearer’s eyes.
Image: Ian Zelbo