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Here are the rumoured specs of the displays of Apple's AR headset

By Kenny Yeo - on 31 May 2023, 9:40am

Here are the rumoured specs of the displays of Apple's AR headset

(Image source: MacRumors)

WWDC 2023 and if the rumours are true, Apple will take the opportunity to unveil its eagerly anticipated AR/VR headset.

Although we know little about this headset, display analyst Ross Young has chimed in with what the thinks will be the specs of the headset's display.

According to Young, these are the high-level highlights:

  • 4K Micro OLED
  • 1.41 inches
  • 4,000 pixels per inch density
  • Over 5,000 nits brightness

It's clearly a very high-end display. The 4K resolution means Apple's headset should be significantly sharper than its rivals. The Meta Quest Pro 2, for example, has a resolution of 1800 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density count of around 1,200 pixels per eye.

The brightness rating is also interesting because existing headsets only top out at around 500 nits. The Meta Quest 2 has only around 100 nits of brightness while Sony's PSVR2 has around 265 nits of brightness. Microsoft's HoloLens 2 fares better with its 500 nits of brightness.

Young explains that the 5,000 nits of brightness will likely allow Apple to deliver superior contrast, more vivid colours and highlights than any other headset in the market today.

This high-end display is also likely why Apple's headset will likely cost around US$3,000. Good glass is expensive.

Source: Ross Young via MacRumors

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