The extent of acquiring the trust and brand value among people is colossal, when it comes to Apple iPhones. iPhones had grabbed nearly 20% of all smartphone users, with a head count of over 1 billion. Despite that, the company’s CEO Tim Cook is aware that a business can’t rely that much on one product, and as of today, half of the company’s revenue is still all about the iPhone.
iPhones will live for as long as 10 more years, after then, Apple will replace iPhones with its exclusive AR Glasses that the firm plans in 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts.
Having that in mind, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the future of Apple is tied with Augmented Reality and Apple’s AR Headset success.
Apple’s Goal is to replace the iPhone with AR in ten years, representing the demand for ABF of AR headsets will exceed at least one billion pieces in ten years.
All we know about Apple AR Glasses
Apple’s AR Glasses isn’t a contemporary a one, but has been rumored since 2018, when the first AR headset patent was spotted in February of that year. From then, Apple AR Glasses marked a strong expectation in the tech-world, as rumors gradually get confirmed. Now its official that the AR headset might see the light of day in 2022’s fourth quarter.
As per Kuo, the AR headset will be powered by two chipsets. One of them is said to be as powerful as the M1 chip that powered the MacBooks from 2020, and the second one will be a lower-end chip handling input from the number fo sensors. Kuo says that “the AR headset will require at least 6-8 optical modules to provide continuous video see-through AR services simultaneously.”
The AR headset might also come with two 4k OLED microdisplays manufactured by Sony. The headset could also come with support for VR.
The analyst doubts this long-rumored Apple AR headset, if it will work without the iPhone or not in its first generation, as it could affect the product’s success. An AR headset is appreciable and attractive, only if it works independently, has its own ecosystem and provide the most complete and flexible user experience.
Replacing iPhones completely to AR headsets, if it really needs to happen, then the headsets will have to work with a wide range of applications, mimicking entirely as a normal smartphone, and Apple must foresee to set at least 1 billion AR devices in 10 years.
Currently, there are more than one billion active iPhone users. If Apple’s goal is to replace the iPhone with AR in ten years it means Apple will sell at least one billion AR devices in ten years.
If Apple is really wanting everyone to shift to AR Glasses, would you be having one? & Do you believe Apple could do it?