Everyone about the Apple Reality Pro one week to go!
A few weeks before the inauguration of WWDC 2023 it is already known that it will be a different event. This time, not only the software update will be the protagonist, but it will have to share the attention with the presentation of the company’s mixed reality glasses: Apple Reality Pro.
For many experts, Apple has in its hands the opportunity to save a product that has not fared precisely in versions from other firms. And although the rumors have been divided between those who say that it is an amazing device and those who believe that Apple has rushed with the project, some imminent rumors that we will share below, can guide us to take sides on what will be revealed this 5th June.
10 rumors about the imminent glasses of Apple
1.Slim and lightweight design
Apple is focused on providing a comfortable and lightweight experience with its upcoming AR/VR headsets. According to rumors, the product It is made of materials such as mesh fabric and aluminummaking them lighter and thinner compared to other mixed reality models currently available on the market.
Reports indicate that Apple aims for these glasses to have a weight of around 200 gramswhich would be considerably lighter than Meta’s Quest Pro, which weighs around 722 grams. Apple’s intention is to reduce the physical load on the user’s head and provide a more comfortable experience even during long sessions of use.
2.4K Micro-OLED displays
Apple plans to use two high-resolution 4K micro-OLED displays from Sony that are said to have up to 3,000 pixels per inch. This technology it offers compact size and its ability to deliver deep blacks, vibrant colors and high energy efficiency. By combining these features with high-quality 4K resolution, Apple could be poised to deliver an exceptional viewing experience on its future devices compared to LCD screens and other alternatives.
According to the rumors, Apple plans to incorporate two powerful Mac-level M2 processors into Apple Reality Pro. This strategic choice will provide greater integrated computing power. Specifically, Apple plans to use a high-performance main processor and a lower-power processor that will be in charge of managing the various sensors of the device.
apple glasses will use external cameras to stream real-world video to the userjust like Meta’s Quest Pro. In fact, it is believed that they will use 14 cameras. The additional cameras will be used to track the user’s face so that Apple’s virtual avatars accurately represent faces and mouth movements in virtual reality experiences.
In search of greater privacy and security, they could surprise us with a new function: a built-in iris scanner. What does this mean? Basically, the glasses will be able to analyze the pattern of our eyes, allowing us to authenticate payments and replace passwords with a simple eye scan. If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s similar to the Face ID and Touch ID features found on popular devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
But that is not all. This innovative iris scanning technology in mixed reality glasses, could allow two different people to use the same device, something that until now has not been seen in competitors like the new Quest Pro from Meta. This could open up new possibilities for sharing them safely and conveniently.
Apple Reality Pro will come equipped with 3D sensing modules that can recognize the gestures of our hands, allowing us to control the device more intuitively. In addition, they will also have skin detection, which means that they will be able to recognize touch and interaction with our hands.
Regarding control, will support voice commands, which will allow us to interact with them in a more natural and practical way. Also, as with other Apple devices, Siri will be present in the glasses, giving us a useful and familiar virtual assistant.
In terms of input methods, Apple has been testing a device similar to a thimble that is placed on the fingerbut it is not clear which will be the final one.
7.Write in the air
Various rumors insist that users will be able to move their fingers in the air as if you were typing on an invisible keyboard, and the glasses will be able to recognize those movements using the integrated camerasoffering an innovative and futuristic experience for the interaction with the device.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this “airwriting” feature can be a bit finicky or requires some precision. However, Apple is expected to offer this functionality when the Apple Reality Pro is released, which will allow a unique way to enter text and perform tasks without the need for a physical keyboard.
To reduce weight and improve comfort, they will have an external battery that you can carry in your pocket while using the device. It will be similar to the MagSafe battery on the iPhone.
This external battery provides device power for approximately two hours of continuous use. However, the highlight is that the external battery can be replaced by a second battery while charging, allowing continuous use without interruptions.
9. Application experience
apple is developing a completely new operating system called xrOSalso known as “Reality OS”, which will be intended to run on Apple Reality Pro. This operating system is specifically designed to provide an immersive virtual reality experience.
Some of these experiences include:
- Ability to run most existing iPad apps in mixed reality.
- It will integrate with Apple TV+. Users will be able to watch movies and TV shows and sports content providing an immersive viewing experience.
- The Fitness+ app will allow users to exercise while watching Fitness+ instructors in 3D, and Apple is creating a meditation app that will guide users through meditative experiences.
The rumored price seems to be in line with what many experts and trading experts have been speculating for years is $3,000, due to the manufacturing costs of the device. However, recent rumors say that Apple could sacrifice part of its profit and offer it at a price of around $1,500.