Apple’s mixed reality headset has been shrouded in rumors for months now, and a brand new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman signifies that it may come with Apple’s flagship M2 processor. According to Gurman, Apple’s most up-to-date model of the machine, which is reportedly able to delivering augmented reality (AR) and digital reality (VR) experiences, features a base M2 chip and 16GB of RAM.
This deviates from provide chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s previous prediction that Apple’s headset will have one processor with the capabilities of an M1 chip and an further lower-end processor devoted to dealing with knowledge from the machine’s sensors. While Gurman doesn’t point out the purported secondary chip on this report, a a number of chip setup has additionally been rumored in an earlier report from The Information.
If Apple was initially planning to make use of the M1 because the headset’s major processor, it solely is sensible for the corporate to swap it out for the newest iteration of its in-house chip. Apple introduced the brand new M2 chip at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, and says it affords an 18 p.c sooner CPU and 35 p.c sooner GPU when in comparison with the older M1 chip.
Rumors of the machine’s standalone kind issue have began to trickle out as effectively, and Gurman’s prediction that it will embrace 16GB of RAM may point out a probably extra highly effective stage of efficiency than the all-in-one Meta Quest 2. Meta’s VR headset comes with 6GB of RAM and the Snapdragon XR2 Platform, so it’ll be fascinating to see how Apple’s headset compares when it lastly will get launched.
There have been indicators that Apple’s headset is getting nearer to its rumored January 2023 launch window. Apple’s board of directors reportedly got the chance to try out the headset in May. RealityOS, the working system the headset will reportedly use, has also appeared in Apple’s code and in a trademark application likely filed by the company.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook all but confirmed the headset’s existence when he informed interviewers at China Daily to “stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer” within the mixed reality area.