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Apple mixed reality headsets rumoured to surpass 5,000 nits

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New details have emerged regarding Apple’s highly anticipated mixed-reality headset — Reality Pro, suggesting that it may boast pixel dense and bright displays. The AR/VR headset is set to be revealed at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2023.

Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, renowned for sharing accurate information about Apple products took to Twitter to disclose some specifications regarding the product.

According to Young’s tweet, the rumored AR/VR headset will be equipped with two 1.41-inch Micro OLED screens, each offering an astounding pixel density of 4,000 ppi. Furthermore, he revealed that these displays will surpass 5,000 nits of brightness, ensuring a visually stunning experience. In a subsequent tweet, Young added thatt the headset is expected to deliver 4K resolution per eye, further enhancing the immersive quality of visuals.

Comparing these specifications to other headsets is difficult due to the limited information available from competitors. However, the peak brightness of 5000 nits signifies a major leap forward for VR headsets. Current offerings such as Meta Quest 2 max out at around 100 nits, lacking support for high dynamic range (HDR) content. In contrast, Apple’s headset promises to support HDR, enabling superior contrast, vibrant colors, and exceptional highlights.

Apple achieving the targeted 5000 nits will not only surpass its competitors and setting a new standard in display quality, but also lay the foundation for future augmented reality (AR) glasses, which require high brightness to counter external light sources that could wash out the AR content overlaying the real world.

The mixed reality headset is rumored to be around $3,000 which makes it a luxury offering. Speculation also suggests that headset may feature a dial allowing users to transition between virtual reality and the real world seamlessly. Moreover, advanced hand tracking capabilities and the possibility of an external battery pack powering the device have also been rumored.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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