The Apple Glass would have an iris scanner to be able to switch between users
Apple's future virtual reality and augmented reality glasses, popularly known as Apple Glass, will come with a curious alternative to Face ID, the facial recognition system of the iPhone and iPad. As revealed Informationthe firm from Cupertino will bet on a function called 'Iris ID'which consists of a retina scanner to identify the user and, in this way, be able to make payments or even change users.
The Apple Glass, therefore, will have an integrated iris biometric scanner that will be able to detect, through prior registration, which user is wearing them. Reportedly, virtual reality and augmented reality glasses will carry out the search while the person puts on the glasses. And so, log in with your associated account automatically. It is expected that it will also be used to identify payments, as is the case with Face ID and Touch ID.
Apple, in addition, would take advantage of the same sensors and cameras for the iris scanner that will be responsible for the formation of foveated images. This will allow Apple Glass to offer better performance optimization. And it is that the areas that the user is not seeing will be processed in a lower quality.
Information He also states that the appearance of Apple's VR glasses will be very different from the Quest Pro that Meta is preparing. They will also bet on a more premium design, with a mesh fabric and aluminum and glass parts.
Apple Glass could arrive in 2023
Apple Glass is expected to officially announced in 2023. Apple, however, could only show a preview of them and launch them later to avoid leaks revealing all the most important details, although we already know many of them.
We know, for example, that Apple Glass will come with 4K resolution screens. Also with different sensors that will allow detecting the objects that are in the environment and, in addition, capture the movement of the hands. It is expected, on the other hand, that include a chip with a power equivalent to Apple Silicon. SoCs that, let us remember, the firm includes in its Macs. Another additional processor in charge of making the different sensors work will also be included.
Regarding the price, the Apple Glass could cost between 2,000 to 3,000 dollars. In other words, it costs a little more than the Meta Quest Pro, which will hit the market for $1,500.