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Apple’s AR/VR headset features dual ports, including USB-C and a magnetic port

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Apple’s AR/VR headset features dual ports, including USB-C and a magnetic port

Mark Gurman has provided more details about Apple’s AR / VR headset, which is expected to be announced at WWDC in June, in the latest edition of Bloomberg’s Power On newsletter.

The headset will reportedly offer two ports: a USB-C port for data transfer and a proprietary magnetic port for battery connection. He noted that the headset will require external power to work, and that the external battery will be similar in size and shape to the MagSafe battery pack, providing around two hours of battery life.

Apple AR/VR headset

Thanks to the external battery pack, the headset is lighter than most of its competitors on the market, making it more comfortable for the user to wear. Of course, there are obvious drawbacks to this design, such as the fact that you have to connect a cable during use, but users can hide the battery in their clothes pocket.

Gurman also mentions that the cable for this external battery is an integral part of the design and the two cannot be separated, although the cable has a magnetic connector to make it easier for the user to connect. It can allegedly be rotated to lock into place when you insert it. This means that the battery is unlikely to come out during use.

The headset is a decidedly high-end device, judging by previous reports, counting around $3,000 (currently around RMB 20,670), made of materials such as glass and carbon fibre, with two 4K displays (one for each eye) and around 12 sensors and cameras for very fine gesture recognition and eye tracking, and powered by the M2 flagship chip.

In addition, Apple’s trademark registration documents indicate that the product will be called “Apple Reality Pro”. Apple is also reportedly working on a cheaper version, which is expected to be released in the next few years. But it is the headset that will be unveiled at WWDC that is most anticipated next.