Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset is expected to be unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. according to a new report by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.
A Bloomberg report last month suggested the headset would land in April, but Gurman’s sources say Apple has now delayed its release by three months after testing the device revealed software and hardware issues.
While it’s likely now that the headset will be shown at WWDC, it’s not expected to go on sale until later in the year.
The headset has been in development for many years, and Apple will want to make sure it’s ready for any trials to come.
It seems pretty certain that the product will be called “Reality Pro” and will offer virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) capabilities, allowing the wearer to immerse themselves in a virtual world or access digital data about the real world put, real – time images.
Multiple reports suggest it will have a hefty price tag of $3,000, double the price of Meta’s Quest Pro headset.
But for this money you can expect a premium product with some nifty extras. For example, hands-free controls could be part of the package, as could 4K displays and Apple’s powerful M2 chip, which powers the device’s operating system, which is internally dubbed xrOS. Gurman claims the headset will also “offer a 3D-like view of an iPhone interface with apps like Messages, Mail, Safari and TV. The device will enable more advanced virtual video conferencing with realistic avatars, as well as immersive video streaming. It will also include an App Store like Apple’s other core products.”
We should note that while this latest report suggests that Apple will now unveil the MR headset at its WWDC event in June, that plan could still change depending on the progress the engineers make in resolving the outstanding issues related to the headset.
In related news, Apple has reportedly suspended development of its AR glasses due to technical issues, and also because it wanted its teams to focus on the Reality Pro mixed-reality headset instead.
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