Apple has recently applied for some new patents on headsets for Augmented Reality and Virutal Reality. The patent also revealed that the AR/VR Headset would have 8K resolution which is a step ahead of the competition. The company has already spent a year conceptualizing this potential project.
According to the US Patent and Trademark Office site, the new patent is simply named “Foveated Display” but holds many complex details about the new VR headset. The patent showed that its inside screen would use a high-definition display for the player’s visuals and a low-definition display for the peripheral views. The device can also adjust its resolution according to its programs, Patently Apple reported.
This device is also said to hold around 1,000 to 2,000 pixels per inch. Devices from other companies such as Sharp and Japan Display only reach up to 1,000 pixels. Potentially, Apple could be working on a strong VR device that’s capable of 8k resolution when it’s released.
This patent is the fourth VR headset-related patent that came from Apple. The last three patents for Apple’s VR headset were all filed throughout 2018. This fresh patent was posted in February 2019 and just became public just recently.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Apple does with this technology. The company is known for passing out patents but not necessarily making a product out of all of them.
Potentially, Apple will enter the VR industry when most of the known VR headsets have yet to become the mainstay. Oculus, HTC, Sony, and Google have yet to fully take over this industry. Apple has yet to release a VR device of their own.