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Rumor: Apple Glasses headset will include an 8K display for each eye

An unnamed CNET source says Apple will have an AR/VR headset ready by 2020. Code-named T288, it will purportedly include an 8K display for each eye and won’t have to be tethered to a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. 

The article says Apple’s headset — which some have dubbed “Apple Glasses” (which makes sense, though I like “iGlasses”) would connect to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans. The box, which would be powered by a custom Apple processor more powerful than anything currently available, would act as the brain for the AR/VR headset. Also, users won’t have to install special cameras in a room to detect their location. Everything would be built into Apple’s headset and box, per CNET.

Other reports have claimed that the Apple Glasses could have a custom-build Apple chip and a dedicated operating system dubbed “rOS” for “reality operating system.”

Chances CNET is correct, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. Apple has been granted number patents for an AR/VR headset including number 9,880,720 for a video headset that can change perspective based on a user’s movements. It has also applied for multiple other patents for such a product; you can check ‘em out here.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.