We already knew that Apple is working hard on their own virtual and augmented reality headsets. But a new report today suggests that the next hybrid headphones may depend on another Apple device to take advantage of all the features available on the device.
In a new report from The Information, the outlet claims that the headphones are designed to communicate or connect to a host device over a wireless connection, such as an iPhone or other Apple device.
Dependence on another product within the Apple ecosystem It is due to the custom 5 nanometer chips in the headphones, which Apple recently completed. Although these chips are not as powerful as those used in other Apple devices, they report that lack a neural engine for artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
However, the headphones still include a CPU and a GPU, so there is possibility that the device has some limited functions available without another Apple device connected. This chip is also rumored to offer a better wireless data transmission, video compression and decompression and energy efficiency features.
This it would not be the first time that Apple relies on users to integrate more into their own ecosystem of technological products. Apple watches that only offer Wi-Fi connectivity require an iPhone to function. Facebook is another big tech company that was criticized for require Quest 2 owners to have a Facebook account to use their headsets Independent VR.
Finally, we take the opportunity to remind you that, in addition to VR / AR headsets, Apple is also working on a pair of AR smart glasses with a launch window for the year 2023. And when it comes to VR glasses, we know that the company is working on a high-end product. You can read more about the matter here.