Before the end of 2019, new rumors and details that the virtual reality lenses manufactured by Apple could have been announced. And even though there is no real confirmation, these Apple Glasses have been the source of much speculation. Now the iPhone 12 could be linked directly with them due to a Wi-Fi technology called 802.11 ay.
802.11 a and bandwidth
Jason Cross of MacWorld says in one of his posts that 802.11 a and is the return of a technology created 10 years ago and that it is currently more likely to be exploited.
About 10 years ago, the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (a group of companies that include Apple, Intel, AMD, Broadcomm, Qualcomm and others) joined together to create a standard specification for wireless communication in the 60 GHz frequency band. They called it WiGig because it offered gigabit speeds, but its official IEEE designation is 802.11ad (and)
802.11a is the second coming of WiGig. Finally ratified in 2019, it is a great improvement for the WiGig protocol that still uses the 60 GHz frequency range, but it should travel farther and provide much more bandwidth. A transmission is up to 44 gigabits per second, and can link 4 transmissions for a total of 176 gigabits per second. That's almost as fast as HDMI 2.1 for a stream! Of course, the performance in the real world will be much lower, but it is still a dramatic improvement over the Wi-Fi you are used to.
iPhone 12 and WiGig
Recently a Japanese media mentioned that the iPhone 12 will include this new Wi-Fi to improve AirDrop technology, and although this bandwidth will be practically launched as a novelty, the reality is that an does not have the capacity for large-scale penetration. That is to say, it still does not have the possibility of working through large walls, for example, but can make data transfers faster and at a short distance. So how does this relate to the iPhone 12 and future Apple Glasses? Cross said.
The exciting part of 802.11a is that it provides high enough bandwidth and low enough latency that can be used to send data to high resolution displays and high refresh rates. Like, say, virtual reality or augmented reality devices.
The Apple Glasses they can be functional through direct connection to the iPhone 12. This will serve as a transmitter between both devices, providing Apple lenses with all the necessary data to function in real time.
It has long been rumored that Apple is working on glasses that have at least AR, perhaps AR and VR combined. All processing for your AR / VR experience may occur in the headphones, which makes it a completely independent product, but doing so makes it bigger, heavier, more expensive and shortens the useful life of the battery.
The alternative is to make the device a set of screens and cameras with all the processing in some type of base station, like its new iPhone 12. An ultra high speed connection and super low latency as provided by 802.11 a and is a necessity For that to work.
We still don't know what will happen, however, this statement and all its arguments show a theory of something that will be very interesting and could point to Apple as the company that is best taking advantage of the Vr / Ar through all its technologies.
Be a matter of waiting a while, because rumors suggest that not be so soon the launch of the Apple Glasses And who knows, maybe it is because this technology is being developed that will offer a unique and incredible experience.