August 9, 2022
Apple Mixed Reality headset set to come with advanced eye tracking, iris recognition


A report suggests that Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset will come with advanced eye tracking system. According to a report quoting analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mixed reality headset may also support iris recognition. Eye tracking systems are said to consist of a transmitter and receiver that can analyze eye movements. Previous reports about Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset suggest it may debut as early as next year.

macromores Cited Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said further that Apple’s mixed reality headset will come with an advanced eye tracking system consisting of a transmitter and a receiver. According to Kuo, the receiver judges the movement of the eyeball based on the change, while the transmitting end delivers different wavelengths of invisible light.

The analyst reportedly said that eye-tracking on handheld controllers could be beneficial because it would allow the user to interact with the external environment by looking at things. It can also reduce the processing required as resolution can be reduced for where the user is not looking.

It’s also possible that Apple’s mixed reality headsets may feature iris recognition, according to Kuo, as the hardware specifications allow for it. The analyst said it would allow for a more intuitive way to use Apple Pay.

Recently, it was reported that Apple had submitted a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the use of ring-shaped smart devices to control other Apple devices worn by the user. For what could be a mixed reality headset. Earlier, it was suggested that mixed reality headset may release in 2022 while augmented reality (AR) glasses may arrive in 2025. It is also said that Apple may also be working on augmented reality contact lenses which may arrive in 2030.

As of now, Apple hasn’t shared any information about the rumored AR/VR products, so this information should be taken with a pinch of salt.


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