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In recent news, Microsoft announced that the much-anticipated HoloLens 2 will go live on sale in September, Harry Shum revealed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghay on Thursday.
Recently Microsoft finally announced that HoloLens 2 will go on sale in September, the head of AI and research Harry Shum, revealed on stage in Shanghai at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference.
Back in February, the company promised that the headset will experience its launch sometime later this year. Further details regard the announcement stay unknown. Things like the exact date or whether the product will be available only for developers and businesses believed to be unveiled in the following month.
As reported earlier, Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the HoloLens 2 earlier this year. This pre-sale was meant mainly for businesses and the starting price was $3,500. After, they unveiled a developer version.
When talking about new features this new headset will offer, HoloLens 2 includes an improved field of view, which improves the user experience when wearing the headset. Also, it includes a new Azure Kinect sensor, an ARM processor, eye-tracking sensors, and a different display system. Plus all that, Microsoft has managed to improve the gesture controls so users can manipulate objects more easily in the new HoloLens 2.
This all sounds like in a few months or years, a new technology trend will be among our lives as tech consumers will definitely want to try out this new product. That being said, Microsoft has adopted a more open model for HoloLens 2 and Windows, in general. This involves an open app store which means that developers will be able to create their own stores on the headset, as well as an open web browsing model, and more open APIs and drivers.
These improvements, which Microsoft made earlier this year, were enough to impress the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, who was an active critic of the Microsoft’s Windows Store approach. It has resulted in ways that the new HoloLens 2 will also support the Unreal Engine 4, which will allow developers to include photo-realistic renders for use in manufacturing, architecture, product design, and much more.
While this all sounds marvelous and some people already cannot wait for the opportunity to purchase this innovation, the Microsoft Stock price has also seen a good performance. MSFT has seen a steady increase in price today as it went from $133.64 to $135.56. Also, it still has room to grow, so we can expect a more significant price increase later on.
However, when looking at the year to date chart, we see that Microsoft stock has gained almost 30% in price. It started the year with a price of $101. But when looking at the overall chart, we see that Microsoft’s stock has been on the verge of all-time-high for quite some time. This, on the other hand, could be a very bad indicator if we take into consideration that a market correction is around the corner.