The AR-VR headset would feature Sony micro-OLED displays and also, would come with “independent computing power and storage.” As per the analyst, the current prototypes for the headset weigh somewhere between 200 grams and 300 grams. He says, “If Apple can successfully solve the significant technical problems, the final product weight will be reduced to 100–200 grams.” He predicts that the headset will be priced at around $1000.
As for the AR glasses, the first prototypes are yet to arrive, as per Kuo. The glasses may come with independent computing power and storage, like the headset, and may be released at the same time the headset is scheduled to or after.
Apart from the AR-VR headset and the AR glasses, an AR contact lens featuring “invisible computing” is also in the pipeline and may be rolled out in between 2030 and 2040, as per Kuo.
In other news, Apple may upgrade the upcoming 10.9-inch Apple iPad models with OLED screens, as per a report by DigiTimes. The latest iPad Air (2020) bears the same screen size of 10.9-inch which may also mean that the upcoming iPad Air may be a fresh launch with OLED displays. The report also claims that Apple will provide the 12.9-inch iPad Pro models and the upcoming MacBook Pro models with OLED screens.
The 10.9-inch iPad is expected to go into production in the last quarter of 2021 and release the next year. The iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro models are expected to launch this year.