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Apple's mixed reality glasses come with less weight than iPhone


After a recent report indicating that mixed-reality head glasses, which are rumored to have advanced eye tracking, trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note that Apple is working on a hybrid lens with a very short focal length in order to keep the glasses weighing less than 150 grams.

This makes it much lighter than many other had glasses on the market, and this lightweight may mean that it is easy to wear Apple head glasses for long periods of time.

The 150g makes Apple's mixed reality headgear lighter than Oculus Quest 2 (503 g), Microsoft HoloLens 2 (645 g), and Valve Index (809 g).

It will also be lighter than Google Daydream View, a virtual reality cloth head glass designed to carry your phone, which weighs 220 grams.

The head glasses can be lighter than your iPhone, given that the iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams.

Bloomberg reported in January that the device, which may have virtual reality and augmented reality features, will not be launched until at least 2022.

Information emerged in February supporting the Bloomberg report by reporting that the device could be shipped early next year.

The mixed reality glasses are supposed to have mesh fabric in the foreground and Apple Watch-style strips at the back.

The n301 head glasses may feature 8K screens, eye-tracking technology, and more than a dozen cameras to track your hand movements and capture shots that can be displayed inside the head glasses.

In his new research note, analyst Ko stated that the device contains plastic lenses instead of glass, a very short focal point, and micro-OLED screens.

But the headgear may not be cheap, and it's clear that Apple has discussed pricing it for about $3,000, making it much more expensive than the $299 Oculus Quest 2, but less expensive than the $3,500 HoloLens 2.

According to Bloomberg, Apple has faced many development challenges, and given the extent of the popular headgear, there is always the possibility that the details about the device will change.

However, Apple recently moved Dan Riccio, its former head of devices, to a position overseeing AR and VR devices, which could signal the company's commitment to launching a device sooner rather than later.