Rumors for a while have suggested that Apple is currently working on launching a VR headset scheduled to launch later next year. While we’ve heard news about a pair of AR glasses for a while, new reports have claimed that Apple is looking to launch VR headsets first.
This is according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claimed that Apple’s VR headset could feature sophisticated eye tracking. If you are wondering, this means that instead of having to rely on a handheld controller to point at objects in VR, the headset will apparently be capable of telling where you’re looking at based on your eye movement.
While we will have to wait to see if the claims are accurate, the new technology will improve the efficiency of the headset. For example, with the eye tracking feature, the headset will prioritize rendering the area the users’ eyes are looking at rather than entire world. This would help to deliver the experience more efficiently.
Given Kuo’s track record, it’s likely that claims are accurate. However, we will need to wait a long time as we’re unlikely to get glimpse into the new headset anytime soon.