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Apple’s highly anticipated AR headset has once again caught the attention of tech enthusiasts as a closer look at a cable said to be from the device has surfaced from a well-known leaker. The image, previously leaked but with identifying numbers obscured, has now been revealed in full with serial and part numbers for the assembly.
The cable appears to have a connector on one end to be inserted into an element, while the other end has a socket for easy connection to other parts. Each end also seems to have smaller connectors, with strategically placed holes and loops likely used to hold the ribbon in place within the headset enclosure, assuming the part is actually from the headset.
It is important to note that one of the bulbous cables in a previous leak appeared to be from a HomePod, but the cable shown in the previous leak, and again on Thursday, is not. There is no cable this long in any existing HomePod, nor is there an assembly like this in any current Apple product.
Furthermore, the serialization and part numbers on the cable do not match any known service assembly that presently exists in Apple’s databases. Although the QR code on the part leads nowhere, it is likely for some kind of automated scan. Some newer Apple parts have similar codes, like the flex cable that is most of the charger port assembly for the iPhone.
The leaker, Sonny Dickson, is known for having one of the most accurate track records that a leaker can have. With this in mind, it is worth noting that Apple is expected to introduce its VR headset in 2023, with the most likely venue being WWDC on June 5.
Rumors suggest that the headset will be similar to the Meta Quest 2, with a “ski goggle” construction and considerably better specifications. This includes automatically adjusting lenses so the user has a perfect in-experience vision of the high-quality OLED screens.
Additionally, the headset could work without requiring a host device to function. In February rumor suggested that it could be set up without needing an iPhone, communicating with iCloud directly, and able to download content without external assistance from an iPhone.
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Despite the exciting features, the headset could come with a significant premium to consumers, with the belief that the price could be as high as $3,000.
As the tech world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Apple’s AR headset, these leaks and rumors only serve to fuel the excitement and anticipation.