Apple’s rumored VR headset was not mentioned in today’s California Streaming event, but we learned an important detail about the rumored product.
Very little is known about the experimental device, but according to The Elec, Apple’s upcoming VR headset may have reports of 3,000-pixel-per-inch “micro-OLED” displays.
The Elec, a Korean publication, has reported that the company has requested a sample of a fine metal mask (FMM) from APS Holdings, a South Korean company.
According to The Elec, Apple will test the FMM sample to see if it is suitable for mass production of its VR headsets. FMM is a metal material board used to deposit organic RGB materials and form pixels in OLED displays.
APS Holdings’ panel is also an RGB panel, as opposed to the white panels commonly used for OLED displays, which means it doesn’t need a color filter. The micro OLED screen also offers a number of advantages, such as pixel sizes of four to 20 micrometers compared to 40 to 300 micrometers for standard OLED panels.
Micro OLED displays also have faster response times, making them better suited to VR and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms.
Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also claimed that the micro-OLED displays “enable a see-through AR experience” rather than a standard VR experience. It is also reported that Apple may offer a slim and lightweight case for its VR headset compared to the phone-sized displays used in current VR headsets.
Apple’s rumored VR headset is reportedly set to be available in 2022 at a starting price of $ 3,000.
It is important to note that all of the above information is based on guesswork. Hopefully we will continue to learn more as the product progresses in development.