Apple will equip its first mixed reality headset with 14 cameras to create realistic avatars that accurately replicate the user’s facial expressions, reports The Information.
Fitting 14 cameras into the headset caused a headache for hardware and algorithm engineers, according to sources. Insiders also said that the first version of the Apple headset is absolutely not focused on games. In early prototypes, the battery was placed in the headband, but it is not yet clear where the batteries will be located in the commercial version of the product.
Apple originally considered tying its headset to an external base station with an M1 Ultra chip for some computing tasks, but the gadget is now expected to be a completely standalone device. The headset itself is expected to feature two chips, one of which will be equivalent to the M2 chip that will debut in new MacBook Air and iPad Pro models in late 2022.
Interestingly, former Apple design chief Jony Ive was heavily involved in the headset project as an external consultant to the company.
It is likely that Apple will present a working prototype of the device this year, and the device will go on sale in 2023.
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