According to new rumors, the Apple’s first AR/VR headset it will have an integrated iris reader. This technology – similar to FaceID – will be used to authenticate the user. That reports the online magazine The Information, which is said to have learned about the Apple project from some well-informed sources.
It’s not the only extremely interesting rumor. But let’s go in order. The new system allows the user to authenticate: the iris scanfor example, it can be used to authorize payments when you purchase a new application from Apple’s virtual reality store.
The biometric recognition will be performed with the same cameras and sensors needed for thefollow eyea feature found on the Meta Quest Pro – a direct competitor to Apple’s headset, are both high-end and both focused on mixed reality.
Also according to The Information, Apple’s viewer will be very different from the Meta Quest Pro. The lines of the design will be clearly recognizable and distinguishable from those of the other products currently on the market.
Apple has chosen to focus on first-class materials, including fabric, aluminum and glass. There is talk of the possibility of a kind of magnetic connection to be able to mount prescription lenses – for people with myopia – in the binoculars, without compromising the fit.
Apple is working on three different AR/VR products. The first, which could be called Apple Reality Pro, is an advanced viewer for high-end mixed reality. It is rumored to cost between $1,000 and $3,000 and will be released in 2023.
Then in 2024 it will be the turn of a cheaper AR/VR viewer and eventually Apple’s first smart glasses with augmented reality support will come later.
Source: Lega Nerd