According to a report from The Information, the Iris ID would enable the user to authenticate payments without entering a password. Additionally, the Iris ID would enable seamless user switching.
The company''s augmented reality and virtual reality capabilities have been in the works for years, and is expected to be unveiled to the public in 2023.
The Apple headset might reportedly be able to detect who is wearing it by scanning their eyes as it is being put on and automatically logging into the correct user account by taking advantage of integrated iris biometrics sensors.
The iris scanning technology will utilize the same cameras that will enable foveated rendering. This is a technique where the headset will continue to track where the user is looking, and thus improving performance. However, areas outside the audience will be dynamically rendered in lower resolution. This should not be noticeable to the human being using the product, as the area which they are directly looking will be in sharp focus and highest-quality.
According to today''s information, an Apple headset will be quite different to the previously announced Meta Quest Pro in terms of physical design. However, the Quest Pro will reportedly use mesh fabric, aluminium, and glass, making for a more premium appearance.
According to the Information, the Apples headset will be significantly lighter than the Meta (nee Facebook) product. Depending on whether a user wants glasses, the headset will allow prescription lenses to be magnetically connected inside the headset.
Apple''s first headset is expected to be aimed at the high-end market, with a very high-resolution display one for each eye as well as an outside-facing display that depicts the facial expressions of the user wearing the headset. The headset reportedly packs in a dozen cameras, and it will be powered by a chip similar to the M2 chip found in the latest-generation MacBook Air.
All of these features will come at a cost. Apples headset is expected to cost $2000-$3000. However, the Meta Quest Pro was announced this week at a price of $1500; CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes the units are on the verge of breaking even.