Don’t expect Apple to follow others metaverse. According to the latest bulletin from BloombergMark Gourmet, Apple rejected the idea of a metaverse (in this case, a completely virtual world) because of its long-standing rumors mixed reality headphones. The idea itself is “off limits”, Gourmet sources claim. The focus would be on short communications, watching content and playing games.
Past rumors have hinted that the headphones could debut as early as this year, although their specifications and target audience are uncertain. Early measurements suggested it could have a resolution of 8K per eye, more than a dozen “inside-out” surveillance cameras, and a developer focus that includes a $ 3,000 price tag. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the headphones would use ‘only’ 4K screens and six to eight cameras, however, suggesting a more affordable device.
If the claim is correct, Apple’s approach to mixed reality would be very different from his rival Meta’s approach. Where Meta has changed its AR and VR strategies according to the metaverse, Apple seems determined to avoid it. Another thing is whether that strategy will work or not. Apple’s reported strategy could pay off if metaverses struggle, and it could thwart Meta’s plans by limiting overall interest in virtual worlds. However, if metaverses succeed, Apple could miss out and find itself supporting other people’s VR environments.
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