Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) could release a “helmet-type” mixed reality headset by 2022, an augmented reality glasses by mid-2025, and an augmented reality contact lens by 2030-2040, according Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities.
“We foresee that the helmet product will provide AR and VR experiences. Glasses and contact lens types of products are more likely to focus on AR applications,” Kuo wrote in a note to investors.
The average weight for Apple’s mixed reality will be around 200 and 300 grams he said. However, if the technology company solves additional technical problems, the helmet-type headset will be weighing around 100 and 200 grams, The Information reported last month Apple will use a fabric mesh technology to reduce the weight.
The headset will offer an immersive experience. The device is projected to be “significantly better” than those on the market now. Additionally, it should be able to run independently of an iPhone, “more like a portable product” than a mobile one, said Kuo.