Analyst Ming Chi Kuo recently said that Apple’s upcoming headset will have the ability to switch between VR and AR mode.

Seamless VR and AR switching

Apple Headset is rumored to be a mixed reality device, and one that could potentially offer both AR and VR content to the wearer. Kuo believes that this ‘big feature’ could be what separates it from VR products that are already available in the market.

The TF Securities analyst says that the switch between the two modes may be difficult to imagine, but it’s one key selling point to the Apple-branded headset. The tweet continued to explain that the Apple mixed reality branding was due to the hardware that can integrate both virtual reality and augmented reality, and switch between them to create different scenarios.

Kuo says that Apple Headset may be available to the public in the second quarter of 2023, with a January event held for the headset’s reveal a likely occurrence.


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