Apple will launch an augmented reality (AR) headset late next year. It is reported by the MacRumors portal.

According to a new research note by renowned TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s augmented reality (AR) headset project is expected to start late next year. It will start with the launch of the first device with a pair of powerful processors to support the high-performance capabilities of the gadget.

According to Kuo, the processing power of the headset’s main processor will be similar to that of the M1 chip. Recall that his company introduced last year specifically for the Mac. It combines powerful features as well as performance and efficiency. In this case, the sensor systems of the device will be controlled by a lower-level processor. According to the analyst, in addition to augmented reality, the headset will also support virtual reality (VR), this will be provided by a pair of 4K Micro OLED displays from Sony.

According to the analyst, the AR headset will be able to work independently, without being tied to a Mac or iPhone. In addition, according to Apple, the device will support “a wide range of applications” and could potentially replace the iPhone “over the next ten years.