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Apple CPU Architecture excellence is nothing short of amazing. iPhone XS A12 processors are 2x or 3x the speed of a Snapdragon 845 (Pixel 3) and have lower power consumption. For these benchmarks they're approaching consumer desktop CPU performance, which typically draw 40-50 watts, using only 4 watts in the A12. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13392/the-iphone-xs-xs-max-re...

On the one hand I'm excited about Oculus Quest's promise for untethered VR. On the other, it's built on the Snapdragon 835 (last year's flagship to keep costs down) and I can't help but wonder what they could do if they had Apple's hardware instead.

Of course Apple's only publicly interested AR stuff with their phone-based ARKit, but media and gaming are huge markets for them. I don't think an Apple VR headset is out of the question, and it would 100% be an untethered device like the Quest is.

I'm not at all excited by Quest for reasons of performance. I just want a high DPI, wide FOV unit for use with my high end PC... so I'm holding off for the foreseeable future.

I am holding off for more social reasons. But then I don't watch much TV either.

No VR headset from Apple... if anything like this comes it will be a set of AR glasses, and unfortunately I doubt it will be a gaming device.

The sad thing is that it's in android OEM's hands. Add more cache and optimize for fast/efficient cores instead of cheap

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