Apple AR/VR headset: Animojis, FaceTime & multiple processors

Antonio De Rosa

The rumor: Apple is planning to focus on “gaming, media consumption and communication” for the first version of their AR/VR headset that is set to launch next year, according to Mark Gurman (87% accurate, via Power On).

  • “Look for Animojis and a VR FaceTime-like experience to be the new-age Zoom” Gurman says
  • Gaming will be powered by more than one processor, a fan and ultra-high-resolution displays (rumors point to dual 4K screens)

Our take: Animojis and VR FaceTime are the first we’ve heard of what consumer-level features will be packed into this device…but these honestly sound like gimmicks. I’m much more interested in the hardware capabilities of this headset, and most importantly, if Apple can make a AR/VR experience that is just good. Everything I’ve tried so far is uncomfortable or painful to use after just short periods of time.