A good example of augmented reality is the Pokemon Go app
Virtual Reality (VR) allows a user to create an immersive made-up environment that a user can enter and interact with. AR, or Augmented Reality, puts data overlays on top of real-time video feeds. For example, the video game Pokemon Go is a good example of AR in action. While one of the phone’s cameras picks up live video of the scene right in front of you, overlays on top of the screen show scenes of Pokemon in action allowing you to track one, stun it into submission, and catch it inside your Pokeball.
Render of the Mixed Reality Apple headset
Apple’s mixed reality headset could be priced at $3,000
To control the navigation of the device, one prototype allegedly used a physical crown or dial similar to what is employed on the Apple Watch and AirPods Max, on the side of the visor. Another possibility could be the use of a “thimble-type-device” worn on the user’s finger. Analyst Kuo says that Apple is not pigeon-holing the headset as a gaming platform and it will be manufactured offering the best video production to date.
Apple supposedly plans to ship as many as 250,000 units during its first year which falls far short of the millions of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks it sells every year. As many as a dozen cameras could help track user’s hand and head movements. The device might sport two 4K micro OLED displays and an AMOLED low-resolution display for peripheral vision. Pre-orders are rumored to begin during Q2 2023. Retail sales could take place before WWDC 2023 kicks off next June.
And now, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the mixed reality headset is real. It appears that the next few years could be very exciting for Apple fans.
Source: Phone Arena