Apple’s New MR Headset May Be Very Light

Apple’s New MR Headset May Be Very Light

Apple’s New MR Headset May Be Very Light

Apple's New VR Headset May Be Very Light

The Main Point

Apple’s new MR headset may be very light, as well as high powered. It also appears to be mobile, meaning that the Oculus Quest 2 could get some real competition. That is, if this thing isn’t insanely expensive. It would be a huge surprise if Apple makes an affordable MR headset.

Apple is not known for making things cheap, so when you hear that they are working on a mixed reality headset, you would automatically assume that it will be expensive. And, it probably will be. But, it also has some other cool features. Such as being insanely light. It is crazy how light this headset is actually supposed to be. It might barely even feel like you have a headset on.

Apple's New VR Headset May Be Very Light

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What do we know?

We don’t know that much about this MR ( mixed reality) headset. One of the main things that we do know, though, is that this will be one of the lightest headsets ever. From what we know, Apple’s MR headset will weigh only 0.33 pounds, and that is insanely low. This is a headset that is mobile, so it has all of the hardware built in. For example, the most popular mobile VR headset is the Oculus Quest 2, and that weighs 1.1 pounds, which is a lot more. Apple’s first MR entry is also supposed to be very comfortable, but it won’t have space for glasses. That is because, in order to fit in a fan, they had to use some of that space. This thing has a very powerful processor, so it needs a fan. It is also using different lenses than most VR or MR headsets, in order to lower the weight of the headset.

Apple's New VR Headset May Be Very Light

How much will it cost?

Now, we are onto the very scary section of this article. You may be getting a great MR headset, but what did it cost? Everything. Yes, this thing definitely isn’t cheap. But, it’s made by Apple, and it is an MR headset. Both of those things normally mean expensive, so this isn’t really a surprise. Apple’s new MR headset may be $1,000, but it could also be $3,000. Both of these possible prices are high, but $3,000 is a ton of money. For that much money, you could get a Valve Index, and a decent gaming computer. That is if you can find good prices, because PC parts are expensive right now. Still, that is a lot of money. If we compare this to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, $3,000 isn’t that bad. The HoloLens 2 costs $3,500, which is even more. They are slightly different headsets, though.

The Main Point

Apple’s new MR headset may be very light, as well as high powered. It also appears to be mobile, meaning that the Oculus Quest 2 could get some real competition. That is, if this thing isn’t insanely expensive. It would be a huge surprise if Apple makes an affordable MR headset.