The days of the iPhone are numbered, Apple wants to replace the most important product in its portfolio. But when will this be? Apple insider and expert Ming-Chi Kuo already knows more about Apple’s secret plan.
Replace the iPhone? What sounds unbelievable at first, should actually come true in the future. In the latest report, Ming-Chi Kuo reveals the current state of affairs. As a result, Apple plans to replace the iPhone with an AR (Augmented Reality) device in ten years’ time (Those: 9to5Mac).
Apple 2031: iPhone will be replaced by AR
But until the time comes Apple has yet to reach an important milestone. Kuo points out:
“There are currently more than a billion active iPhone users. If Apple’s goal is to replace the iPhone with AR in ten years, that means Apple will have to sell at least a billion AR devices in ten years. “
The prerequisite for this is, of course, that such an AR headset will be available for the foreseeable future independent of iPhone and iPad functions.
“If the AR headset is only positioned as an accessory for the Mac or iPhone, it is not conducive to the growth of the product. An AR headset that works independently means that it has its own ecosystem and offers the most complete and flexible user experience. “
Coincidence or providence? In this article, we have already foreseen exactly the plan Apple has now described:
Apple will present the first mixed reality headset in 2022
According to Kuo, the first step in this direction will be already at the end of next year, because then Apple would like to introduce the first AR / VR headset. It should have two processors, whereby the high-end chip will be similar to the current M1, the second chip would also be responsible for the sensor control.
What is mixed reality? In the video the explanation follows:
In order to also support VR applications, the mixed reality headset from Apple will have two 4K displays (Micro-OLED) from Sony, and to cope with their performance, the M1-like chip would be necessary. Previously there were reports that the ominous Apple headset would feature the new Wi-Fi 6e.