Apple’s VR headset has been in development for a few years and, according to rumors, it could hit the market as early as 2023. To further fuel this buzz machine, the The Information revealed this week that the device will be able to scan users’ iris to facilitate authentication.
This rumor is nothing new. Last year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo bet his chips saying that China’s Primax would provide camera modules capable of tracking eye movements — and they would, of course, support iris scanning.
The information released by the The Information came from two internal sources involved in the project. According to them, the system would work “similarly” to Face ID, using the headset’s cameras to scan a user’s iris and make payments or authenticate logins, eliminating the use of passwords.
Using this biometric system, the gadget should be able, for example, to detect who is using it just by scanning the eyes. Thus, automatically, it will enter the user account that matches the registered pattern.
Also according to the report, the scanners will use the same internal cameras that will follow the eye movement of users. O The Information it also says that they will automatically adjust the graphic quality of what is being seen, decreasing the quality of peripheral areas of vision.
Another headset rumor concerns the cameras. According to the sources, Apple will place some face down to capture the movement of users’ legs — something Meta is still trying to do.
Apple headset could cost up to $3,000
Among so much speculation, the Cupertino giant’s VR device should receive coming realityOS system and, initially, it can target a very specific audience.
It should have very high resolution internal screens, as well as a single external panel. On the inside, the headset must contain at least 12 cameras and may be equipped with an ARM chip from Apple.
According to some rumors, the gadget could hit the market as early as 2023 and its price can be scary: there are those who bet that it could cost between US$ 2 thousand and US$ 3 thousand.
One of its competitors, Meta Quest Pro, was announced this Tuesday (11). The Facebook owner’s headset has the Snapdragon XR2 chip and its lens allows the user to see the environment around them.
The company also presented plans to turn this type of device into the users’ only monitors. Aimed at the high-end market, the gadget costs US$ 1,500.
With information: The Information