He is known for his often very astute predictions about Apple. In a note he just sent to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, mentioned the Cupertino company’s augmented reality product projects: a helmet that could be released at the end of 2022 and glasses.
According to him, these two devices will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E protocol in order to offer users a perfectly immersive experience. The expert specifies on this subject:
Adopting the latest Wi-Fi specification is a basic requirement for viewing devices to enhance the wireless experience. New products from Meta, Apple and Sony will all adopt the Wi-Fi 6 / 6E standard in 2022. We believe that Meta, Apple and Sony will be the most influential brands in the metaverse device market in 2022, and that Meta, Apple and Sony will launch new products in the second half, fourth quarter and second quarter, respectively, next year.
A mixed reality headset that combines AR and VR?
Ming-Chi Kuo further explains that the “ Wi-Fi 6 is significantly better than Wi-Fi 5 in terms of transmission speed and power consumption », Which explains the choice of these large companies.
As always, Apple has not confirmed its plans in this area, nor formalized this launch. According to previous information reported by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the Cupertino company wants to create a headset capable of handling high quality VR games. Thus, this device is qualified as mixed. It would therefore have VR and AR capabilities, which would allow it to meet consumer expectations.
Moreover, as noted by our colleagues from MacRumors, this new product could therefore offer high-quality VR games with fast chips and a high-end screen. Case to follow.