Apple VR/AR Headset Said to Have Multiple OLED Displays: Report

According to display analyst Ross Young, Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset, which is heavily rumoured to be launching sometime this year, will feature three OLED displays (via MacRumors).

Young said in a research report shared on Tuesday that Apple’s mixed reality headset will be equipped with two micro OLED panels for the primary displays, along with an additional AMOLED panel. The analyst had no knowledge as to the purpose of the third AMOLED panel.

The two micro OLED screens for the main displays will be supplied by Sony, which recently showcased a 4K display designed for use in VR headsets. Young believes this display, which boasts a pixel density of 4,000 pixels per inch, was developed specifically for Apple.

OLED screens aren’t used in most modern VR headsets specifically because they tend to have a low pixel density. If Apple is able to source an OLED panel with a pixel density that high, however, products that incorporate this technology will likely come at a “high price,” said Young. According to the analyst, the headset will cost several thousand dollars.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, who expects Apple to launch its first mixed reality headset this year, on Monday reported that the upcoming AR/VR platform from Apple will run on rOS, codenamed “Oak.”

Apple could unveil the debutant of its AR/VR ecosystem at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with a launch later in the year.