After a recent report indicating that mixed reality headsets are rumored to feature advanced eye tracking, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in note Research that a company Apple is working on a hybrid lens with an ultra-short focal length to keep the weight of the glasses below 150 grams.
This makes them much lighter than many other head glasses on the market, and this light weight may mean that Apple eyeglasses are easy to wear for long periods of time.
The 150g weight makes the Apple Mixed Reality headsets lighter than Oculus Quest 2 (503g), Microsoft HoloLens 2 (645g) and Valve Index (809g).
It will also be lighter than Google Daydream View, a cloth VR headset designed to hold your phone, which weighs 220g.
The headphones can be lighter than your iPhone, given that the iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams.
Bloomberg reported in January that the device, which may contain virtual and augmented reality features, will not be launched until at least 2022.
Information emerged in February that supported the Bloomberg report by reporting that the device could be shipped early next year.
The mixed reality glasses should come with a mesh texture at the front and Apple Watch-style bands on the back.
The glasses, codenamed N301, may contain 8K screens, eye tracking technology, and more than a dozen cameras to track your hand movements and capture shots that can be viewed inside the glasses.
In his new research note, analyst Kuo mentioned that the device has plastic lenses instead of glass, with a very short focal length and Micro-OLED screens.
But the eyeglasses may not be cheap, and Apple has apparently discussed their pricing at about $ 3,000, which makes them much more expensive than the Oculus Quest 2 glasses, which cost $ 299, but it is less expensive than the HoloLens 2, which is priced at $ 3,500.
And Bloomberg reported that the Apple device has faced many development challenges, and given the prevalence of rumored headphones, there is always the possibility that details about the device will change.
However, Apple recently (Dan Riccio) moved Dan Riccio, its former chief of devices, to a position overseeing AR and VR devices, which could indicate the company’s commitment to launch a device sooner rather than later.