Recent reports have indicated Apple is keen to get in on the smart headset game. With a mixed reality device that combines augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with a dozen built-in cameras and sensors.
That edge will come in the form of its super-lightweight form factor. Apple is aiming for a total weight of 150g (0.3 pounds), far below the rest of the market. Where headsets can weigh upwards of 300g. With less bulk, Apple is likely hoping users will be able to enjoy using the headset for longer before its weight becomes apparent.
There are a few ways Apple is looking to achieve this target weight. One is by using lightweight fabric material to coat the device. Which can be made thinner and lighter.
If Apple can bring all this to the table, it could make its headset one of the most compelling choices on the market. At least at the top end. We have heard in the past that Apple is aiming for a $1,000 price for its mixed reality headset. While that will make it far from the most affordable headset out there.
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