According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an unconditional analyst ofApple, l’iPhone could disappear in ten years. The American giant is said to be working on an augmented reality headset that won’t require the use of other devices to function in the long term. This is the brand’s very first AR headset that could revolutionize the world of augmented reality through the many technologies it will be equipped with.
The first Apple AR headset that experts say will steal the spotlight from the iPhone is a device that will have all the computing performance of a Mac in the coming years. Thanks to these parameters, the product will be able to operate autonomously without the aid of any other device within a few years. Thus, the iPhone will no longer be essential for augmented reality or for all the other functions that will be integrated into the headset. To achieve its goal, Apple will use the M1 chip; a chip whose performance is very excellent for the field, according to specialists.
Ten years to finalize this exceptional helmet
According to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s first AR / VR headset which in the future will replace the iPhone will probably be released in 2022. However, for its launch, it will be connected to the Smartphone to have access to the internet and to the main functions. But this will not last long. As technology evolves, the capabilities of the device will advance until the use of the iPhone is no longer required. Right now, the iPhone will be replaced by the AR and it will certainly be 10 years from now.
However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the headset will only be able to replace the iPhone if Apple manages to sell a billion copies within 10 years and a large part of users stop buying the iPhone.. According to the analyst, there are currently one billion active smartphone users worldwide. For the analyst, the brand will certainly achieve its objective given the sudden interest that several companies (including Facebook) now have in the metaverse.