Apple VR headset will feature 3D sensing cameras for hand tracking, says Kuo


A second Apple VR in as many days indicates that the supposed mixed reality headset will feature 3D sensing modules to track hand movements and detect objects.

In a research note seen by iPlus Ming-Chi Kuo writes:

Gesture control and object detection are the main human-machine interface designs for Apple AR / MR headsets. Apple’s AR / MR headset is equipped with more 3D sensing modules than the iPhone, with significant improvements in structural lighting specifications.

Kuo says Apple’s AR / MR headset will have four sets of 3D sensors, compared to one or two found on Apple’s best iPhones, like the iPhone 13.

Kuo says the headset will be able to “sense changes in dynamic hand details” as well as changes in position and objects in front of the user. This would promote a “more intuitive and lively human-machine interface”. The headset would also have three time-of-flight sensors to detect low-latency hand movements.

It comes just a day after Kuo, who has an extremely long and accurate history of leaking information about Apple’s future plans, reiterated that Apple will start production of its first headset in Q4 2022 and release a version. lighter with better battery life in 2024.

Recently, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that there could be a significant gap between Apple’s announcement of its mixed reality headset and a release to the general public, citing the example of the original Apple Watch that was released 227. days after its announcement.


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