If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be developing a couple of wearable headsets. While the rumored Apple Glasses are the most anticipated of the bunch, Apple is also said to be developing a mixed reality headset that could debut as soon as next year, and now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has come forward with some additional details.
This mixed reality headset, which would contain both augmented and virtual reality tech, is said to feature as many as 15 cameras built into it, according to Kuo. The reason why Apple is including so many cameras is because not only do they want to collect as much outside information as possible, but it will also be used to help track the wearer’s eye movements.
The idea is that by tracking the eye movement, the headset will then render in increased fidelity what the user is actually looking at, as opposed to everything in the field of view. This means that resources like processing power can be channeled more efficiently instead of spread out to areas that aren’t being used.
That being said, Apple’s mixed reality headset will apparently launch next year where it could cost as much as $3,000. This device is also said to be aimed more towards developers rather than regular consumers, and could be Apple’s way of setting up a future for its AR glasses.