Apple, the VR headset will have a chip with a unique design in the ecosystem

Apple, the VR headset will have a chip with a unique design in the ecosystem


This is not the first time we hear of an Apple branded AR / VR headset, the product has been in the design phase for a very long time and some of the alleged specifications have already leaked in the past.

The latest rumors seem to be able to reveal finally some details on the type of chip that Apple intends to use in the viewer and how it should position itself within the ecosystem of the brand's products.

If you don't have a Mac or an iOS / iPadOS device, forget about reality virtual reality made by Apple, this is what the latest rumors originally shared by the colleagues of The Information seem to suggest.

According to what was revealed by the newspaper, the SoC dedicated to use in the future viewer for virtual reality / which Apple is working on would be very different from the chips we know.

The Apple Neural Engine, responsible for speeding up the computation of the calculations necessary for the machine learning and AI. On the contrary, the new Apple chip would be much better than the previous ones in wireless data transfer and video compression / decompression.

This seems to indicate how the viewer is designed for use in conjunction with a device to whom you can entrust the heavier tasks, all in favor of greater autonomy.

If the idea of ​​a headset that relies on an external device sounds familiar, it could be why an investigation of Bloomberg of 2020 mentioned that early versions of the product only worked with a separate hub, which in prototype form resembled a small Mac. Jony Ive would later step in to suggest that if it were standalone the product would be better and Tim Cook would be sided with him.

Ive no longer works for Apple, but that doesn't necessarily mean Apple is returning to its starting idea of ​​a bulky or stationary hub. The Information reports that the AR / VR headset still has its own CPU and GPU inside, suggesting it may be able to communicate with a smartphone, tablet, or even work in a stand-alone mode for some tasks.

The Information also reports that the device will have an "unusually large" image sensor, the size of one of the headset's lenses, which apparently would be very difficult to produce. It hasn't appeared in previous leaks, but the publication says it's designed to “capture high-resolution image data of a user's surroundings for augmented reality.”

Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that we will see a "helmet" headset in 2022, but The Information says the custom chips will not be ready for mass production for at least another year.

If this were to be corrected, by the end of 2022 we could see a first version aimed at developers or a very limited number of interested users, but not a mass-market mass-produced device.

To conclude, The Information writes that the sleeker headset model might to be released as early as 2023, while Kuo expects mid-2025. Unlike the "helmet" viewer, the device with a shape that resembles a pair of glasses will be exclusively for AR.

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Apple delays plans to scan devices for child sexual abuse images

Apple has delayed plans to scan iPhones and iPads to look for collections of child sexual abuse images after backlash from customers and privacy advocates, the tech giant said Friday.

The company last month announced features aimed at flagging child sexual abuse images that users store on its iCloud servers. Apple did not say how long it will delay the program.

'Previously we announced plans for features intended to help protect children from predators who use communication tools to recruit and exploit them and to help limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material,' according to a company statement.

'Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers, and others, we have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect input and make improvements before releasing these critically important child safety features.'

The system was built to look for images that match those from libraries assembled by law enforcement to find and track the dissemination of child abuse material on the internet.

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