Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset could weigh less than 150 grams, which would make it much lighter than many other headsets on the market. That lighter weight might mean Apple’s headset could be easier to wear for long periods of time.
A weight of 150 grams would make Apple’s headset lighter than the Oculus Quest 2 (503 grams), Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 (645 grams), and the Valve Index (809 grams). It’s lighter than Google’s Daydream View, a fabric VR headset that holds your phone, which can weigh 220 grams. The headset is even lighter than your iPhone, as the standard iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams.
When will it release ?
As attractively light as this headset sounds, though, it might be a while until we get to try it out for ourselves. The device, may have both virtual reality and augmented reality features, won’t launch until at least 2022.
How does it look like ?
The Information also had a drawing of what the headset could look like, including mesh fabric in the front and Apple Watch-style bands in the back, and I could see how the device could be very light if made with those materials.
The headset, codenamed “N301,” may also have 8K displays, eye-tracking technology, and more than a dozen cameras to both track your hand movements and capture footage that can be displayed inside the headset, according to The Information. And in his new research note, reports say that the device will have plastic lenses, an ultra-short focal length, and Micro-OLED displays.
How much does it cost ?
But the headset may not be cheap: Apple has apparently discussed pricing the headset at around $3,000, The Information reported. That would make it much more expensive than the $299 Oculus Quest 2 but more affordable than the $3,500 HoloLens 2.