Apple VR Headset To Be Announced This Spring, It’s Claimed
After years of development, Apple may finally be ready to unveil its highly anticipated VR headset to the world.
According to the latest edition of the Power On newsletter from Bloomberg, Apple is going to be announcing its headset this spring. The announcement would happen before the company’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in June. The headset would then go on sale to the public in the fall of 2023.
“Apple has already shared the device with a small number of high-profile software developers for testing, letting them get started on third-party apps,” the report from Mark Gurman says.
Dubbed the “Reality Pro” according to the report, the Apple VR headset will utilize a new operating system called xrOS. It will also be a mixed-reality headset, allowing for virtual and augmented reality experiences. Other details such as resolution, peripherals, and compatibility weren’t in the report. That information is expected to come when it’s officially announced.
Recently, HTC announced its new VR headset the Vive XR Elite which will cost $1,099.99 USD. Meta also has another new headset coming in the $1,500 USD Meta Quest Pro. There’s no word as to what the Apple VR headset may cost, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see it around the same price range. Especially considering the “Pro” naming.
As far as its launch goes, Gurman says that Apple “roped in resources” to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible with its VR headset.
“While Apple still has many kinks to work out with the device —involving hardware, software and services, as well as how it will be marketed and sold — the company is banking on the product as its hot new introduction for this year,” he wrote.
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