The long-rumored AR/VR headset from Apple might include a few extra features. The mixed reality technology, according to The Information’s sources, will incorporate iris scanning for login and payment purposes. According to the tipsters, this would make it simpler to purchase apps and may even make multi-user support easier.
Apple has declined to comment, although SensoMotorics, a company that makes eye-tracking glasses, was purportedly acquired by Apple in 2017 with the headset in mind. The eye tracking modules would be provided by Primax, and they support iris detection, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s statement from 2021.
Additionally, there may be a few benefits to the headset over Meta’s recently unveiled Quest Pro. In contrast to the 10-camera Meta gadget (which lacks leg-focused cams), two of the previously mentioned 14 cameras are allegedly capable of tracking your legs, giving it an advantage in full-body tracking. The goggle-like design, which is made of glass, fabric, and aluminium, is also rumoured to be lighter than the 1.6-pound Quest Pro, though the tipsters did not specify by how much.
In the past, there have been reports about further high-end features including very high-resolution screens, thorough face expression tracking, and even a means to magnetically clip on prescription lenses. The M2 chip included in recent Macs may power the headset, but in order to increase battery life at the price of a more natural-feeling experience, the headset may have a low display refresh rate.