Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset reportedly will use an external battery pack with a brand new kind of proprietary magnetic connector. The wearer will maintain the external battery of their pocket whereas utilizing the headset.
It’s only one extra manner Apple’s as-but-unannounced headset will differ from the competitors.
Apple’s AR/VR headset external battery pack will use a magnetic connector
Most AR/VR headsets out there at present characteristic a constructed-in battery. Nonetheless, by conserving the facility supply separate, Apple can maintain the headset’s weight in verify. This could make the system extra comfy to put on, particularly throughout lengthy classes.
Within the newest version of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says the external battery will appear to be Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack. A cable with a spherical tip apparently will connect magnetically to the battery. To forestall the propietary connector from falling out, it must be locked in with a clockwise rotation.
On the opposite finish, the cable attaches to the battery pack and reportedly received’t be detachable. The external battery pack ought to have sufficient juice to energy the headset for about two hours. It’s seemingly the scale of an iPhone, albeit thicker.
Other than the brand new proprietary charging port, Apple’s AR/VR headset reportedly will characteristic a USB-C port for knowledge dealing with. Earlier rumors counsel the AR headset might characteristic two 4K shows and an M2 chip.
Whereas the battery pack will connect with the headset utilizing a proprietary connector, it will cost over USB-C. Apple could promote extra battery packs on to shoppers to allow them to shortly swap them out with restricted downtime.
Count on the Apple AR/VR headset at WWDC23
Apple’s AR/VR headset likely will debut at WWDC23. A current report indicated the corporate will offer an array of apps on the headset, together with Safari, Mail, Messages and extra. In Sunday’s publication, Gurman mentioned Apple is engaged on a brand new Wellness headset app for guided meditation. The headset reportedly will run current third-get together iPad apps as nicely.