The metaverse is coming and Apple is among the major corporations preparing for its arrival in the digital space.
The Apple CEO has been hinting at the company’s involvement in augmented reality for years now, and it looks like the company has spent the time working to get the right technology for the future.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference was a huge event this year, and after it ended, Tim Cook spoke with China Daily where he teased some of the company’s AR tech.
Cook’s hints towards a new innovation have been unclear for years, but recently he seems to be dropping subtle clues that may hint at further development.
“I am incredibly excited about AR, as you might know, and the critical thing to any technology, including AR, is putting humanity at the center of it,” said the Apple CEO. “And that is what we focus on every day. Right now, as an example, we have over 14,000 ARKit apps in the App Store, which provide AR experiences for millions of people around the world.”
“I think despite that, we’re still in the very early innings of how this technology will evolve,” Cook added. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities we’ve seen in this space and sort of stay tuned and you’ll see what we have to offer.”
The idea of an Apple wearable device has been a topic for many years now, but the company has neither confirmed nor denied it, leaving people to speculate.
The company is speculated to offer a new kind of headset with mixed reality technology and curved visor that fits over the user’s face comfortably.
The rumored Apple headset is said to have a lightweight design and use straps similar in function as those on their watches.
The Apple headset is said to feature two 4K microOLED displays, 15 camera modules. Each display has a high resolution which makes it clear enough for users to see without any lag time or distortion. With its eye tracking capabilities as well, this will be a unique experience into the metaverse.
The expected release of Apple’s new VR headset will be a game changer for the industry. With demos sent to board members, it seems that the product may be almost finished.
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