Apr 27, 2018

Rumors: Apple Working On AR/VR Handset With 8K Display In Each Eye, AirPower Delayed Launch To May Or June Because Of Heating Problems

As reported by CNET, Apple may be working on a powerful headset that will combine the augmented reality and virtual reality into a singular experience. The headset, codenamed T288, featured an 8K display in each eye, and it will a standalone device, meaning it doesn't need to be powered by a Mac or iPhone.

Furthermore, the handset would connect to a "dedicated box" using a high-speed short-range wireless technology called 60GHz WiGig. The box will be driven by an Apple custom 5nm processor, which is said to be "more powerful than anything currently available", and the box mirrors a PC tower, but it "won't be an actual Mac computer."


In a separate story, Chinese media ChongDianTou cited supply chain sources said Apple's upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat face heating problems, so they expected that it won't be launching until May or June, and once it becomes available, the initial supplies will be limited at 10 million units.

AirPower is designed to allow a user to charge up three devices at once, it will be supporting Apple Watch Series 3, compatible AirPods charging case, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. It will be using the standard Qi wireless charging technology, and it's believed that the AirPower will be priced at $199.

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