The apple glasses, which will have virtual reality and augmented reality functions, promise to be a great exponent for games, although they will not be cheap. Mark Gurman, who often reveals relevant information about upcoming Apple products, has spoken on his weekly newsletter about the features related to the performance of this scope, as well as its possible price.
The new data offered by the journalist from Bloomberg coincide with those recently revealed by Ming-Chi Kuo, who also gets important information about upcoming Apple releases. Kuo, remember, revealed that Apple’s glasses would come with two chips, one of them with a power similar to the Mac with M1. Gurman now believes that the performance of the main processor in these glasses would be equivalent to that of an M1 Pro chip, SoC that Apple includes in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. This, in particular, has more power in its GPU compared to the M1 chip that includes the MacBook Air.
“The main reason to go with an M1 Pro chip over an M1 isn’t CPU speeds. It’s the need for more advanced graphics. As you may know, the M1 has an octa-core GPU, while the M1 Pro has a 14-core GPU.” to 16 graphics cores”.
Comment Mark Gurman in his weekly newsletter.
With these data, it is clear that the company’s goal is for its virtual reality and augmented reality viewer to be focused on games and multimedia consumption. Above all, and as Gurman comments, taking into account the rest of the specifications of Apple’s glasses. Among them, the inclusion of a fan to prevent overheating or two screens with 4K resolution, as revealed in previous reports.
How much will Apple glasses cost?
Regarding the price, the journalist from Bloomberg suggests that Apple glasses they will cost about 2,000 dollars. It is a lower price than previous predictions, but it is still much higher than its competition. The version with the highest capacity of the Oculus Quest 2, for example, costs around 500 euros. However, the price of the Apple glasses could be justified due to the features and technologies that the company is implementing. For example, the possibility of recognizing objects and hand movements thanks to different sensors.
In parallel, Gurman has also provided some possible names for these mixed reality glasses that Apple could launch in 2023. He believes that AppleVision is the most indicated, although it also leans towards Apple Reality, referring to the inclusion of virtual and augmented reality. Taking into account the return of some of the most iconic names that the company has used, such as MagSafe, he also sees the possibility that Apple glasses will be called Apple Sight or Apple iSight, a nod to the company’s webcam.