Apple’s AR and VR Headset Reportedly Packs 8K Displays

Posted on April 27, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple with 19 Comments

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has long talked about the potential of augmented reality. The hardware giant started investing on AR with the launch of ARKit on iOS 11, but it is also getting into AR hardware. Apple has been rumoured to be working on an AR headset for a while, but a new report from CNET claims that the company has much bigger plans.

The report states that Apple’s AR headset, codenamed T288, will allow for virtual reality experiences, along with AR. What’s more, the device will apparently pack two 8K displays — one for each eye, which is way ahead of other VR/AR headsets in the market at this point in time. Apple is working to make the device completely wireless, and it will be a “standalone” product.

But there is a catch: Apple’s AR headset will come with a “box” that the headset will rely on to actually work. The box, allegedly powered by an Apple-made 5-nanometer processor, will be able to transfer data to the headset over 60GHz WiGig and offer for a cordless experience. Much of the product still remains a mystery, however — we still have no clue about how the software will work, or how Apple will even make VR work on its AR headset. It is slated for a 2020 release, and the product — if finalised — could be Apple’s long-awaited breakthrough into the AR market.

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19 responses to “Apple’s AR and VR Headset Reportedly Packs 8K Displays”

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    MikeGalos

    Wow. Speculation based on rumors about a product not even publicly hinted at and, at earliest, to be released in two years.


    Slow news day?

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    Daekar

    5nm? Really? Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

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    Elindalyne

    5nm... Sure. TSMC and all those other foundries are slacking!

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    dcdevito

    I highly doubt this, I'll believe it when I see it.

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    IanYates82

    And just last week everyone was reporting how iPad apps were coming to the Mac, until that was hosed down.


    This would be am amazing thing if it were to come to pass, but it sounds very ambitious for a v1 product in a fairly short timeframe. Not saying it can't happen, but this feels like it was posted to Thurrott.com simply to make sure the headline was present as found on other tech sites, rather than it really being newsworthy yet.

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    nbplopes

    There we go again. Apple needs to sort this spills of information.


    Google will now come charging. Samsung altogether and MS too will ramp up with Xbox One X2. Running to deploy something that can actually be used beyond the curiosity.


    A similar thing happened with smartwatches.

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    harmjr

    Why 8k? At what point is it over kill.

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    Bats

    WOW...this is great. This means that this tech coming out soon to all platforms!


    BTW....whatever happened to Hololens? Remember 2.5 years ago, when Microsoft demo'd a game where you can fight aliens with a blaster in your living room? Whatever happened to that? I remember shortly thereafter, Paul declared Microsoft the undisuputed leader of AR.

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    pderosa

    Intel just announced today that they are pushing back their 10 nm node offerings one year. Apple is not two nodes--or even one node--ahead of Intel. This story is nonsense. They cannot even ship a desktop machine that could handle this with cables, to say nothing of wireless technology. For this to be true, they would need some amazing internal line of desktop macs they refuse to sell despite the huge demand, or perhaps the product would run on Linux. They would also need a secret fab to be that far ahead of EVERY SINGLE OTHER CHIP MAKER on Earth, even if they measured the node size "creatively."

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    SRLRacing

    This rumor is just Buzz-Word Soup for the Fanboy Soul. Nothing to see here.

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    Skolvikings

    So depending on what actually is released and how much it costs, a.k.a. there are a lot of caveats to what I'm about to say, this could be a replacement for traditional TVs. Imagine you could just sit anywhere in your house and watch TV or movies and feel like you're looking at a movie theater screen with incredible level of clarity and detail.

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