Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Even as Microsoft, Google and Samsung have made giant strides in the field of Virtual Reality (VR) segment, Apple hasn’t joined the bandwagon yet. The Cupertino-based company, however, has been bullish on the Augmented Reality (AR) technology and has already integrated it in its latest OS. But a dedicated hardware from Apple for VR or AR hasn’t seen light of the day. Now, a new report gives a timeline when Apple’s dedicated device for VR and AR will be releasing. Apple’s new device concept-wise seems similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens as its reported standalone VR and AR headset will combine both technologies.
The headset code-named “T288” would tap into the iPhone-maker’s own chips and is slated for release in 2020. Cupertino-headquartered giant has invested in smaller VR projects but the headset marks a major investment in VR, a tech that could transport users into a different, digitally created world. The device would reportedly connect to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology. The box would be powered by a custom Apple chipset and would act as the brain for the AR/VR headset.