Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has supplied nothing however reward for Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality headset.

In a tweet, Luckey merely mentioned: “The Apple headset is so good”

Luckey didn’t broaden additional on what makes the Apple headset so good however mentioned there’s excessive confidence inside the firm for its launch.

The remark is a stark distinction with earlier reviews that a variety of Apple workers expressed issues over compromises to the headset’s design and that its excessive worth will result in poor gross sales.

The headset is predicted to price from round $3,000 and can initially be positioned as a tool for builders and different professionals. Apple expects to promote only one headset per day per retail retailer.

As anticipated for such a excessive worth, the headset can have the specs to match. The headset is predicted to pack 4K micro-OLED shows, twin M2-based processors, and 12 optical cameras for monitoring hand actions.

Most present VR headsets are uncomfortable to put on as a consequence of massive elements and uneven weight distribution. To assist overcome this, Apple will reportedly use exterior battery packs that may be positioned in a pocket or clipped to a belt and can connect with the headset utilizing magnets. Such a design additionally allows backup energy packs to be swapped in as wanted for longer periods.

Apple is hoping for an “iPhone second” with its headset however the combined reviews forward of its launch counsel there’s nonetheless a lot that might go improper.

Previously week alone, we’ve heard from famend analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple is “effectively ready” for the anticipated unveiling subsequent month. Nonetheless, a report from the WSJ — corroborated by different sources — means that it gained’t be easy crusing.

“Some Apple workers and suppliers have questioned whether or not the rollout may very well be delayed given the challenges with integrating the headset with new software program, its manufacturing and the broader market, individuals acquainted with the product’s growth mentioned. Apple might nonetheless make modifications to its timeline,” wrote the WSJ.

“The headset’s tentative introduction to the market, with recognized hurdles, contrasts with Apple’s regular path the place merchandise are launched to the world as absolutely shaped. The anticipated $3,000 price ticket is out of the realm for a lot of shoppers, and the corporate is already anticipating some manufacturing points.”

Luckey shouldn’t be the primary to say to have hands-on expertise with Apple’s debut headset and are available away impressed:

A lot of periods at Apple’s annual WWDC developer convention subsequent month are anticipated to be “dedicated to growth of the software program for the brand new headset.”

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