If the rumors are true, Apple is expected to launch its first ever mixed reality headset later this year. We’ve heard snippets of rumors here and there, but according to the latest rumors, we might have finally found out what’s going to be powering the device, and that is Apple’s M1 chipset.
For those unfamiliar, the M1 chipset is the first Apple Silicon chipset that the company debuted back in 2020. It is a custom chipset that powers Apple’s Mac computers and also the latest iPad Pro, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise that Apple will also be using it for their mixed reality device.
However, we are a bit surprised that the company has not opted for the more powerful and newer M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets, but maybe they have their reasons, plus since this is only a rumor, it’s probably best not to put too much stock into it right now.
Word on the street has it that the headset will cost a small fortune, around the $2,000 to $3,000 mark. However, Apple is apparently not marketing it towards regular consumers but developers, presumably in hopes that they will help create an ecosystem of apps and tools before the company moves forward with a more consumer-friendly model.