While everyone was putting their attention to ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, Apple was in the background working on their Virtual and Augmented Reality headset.
Apple is expected to finally announce the release of its mixed-reality headset in early June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple has reportedly been working on a headset since 2015. Despite CEO Tim Cook’s enthusiasm for augmented reality, Apple will likely release a VR or mixed-reality headset, which completely obscures a user’s vision and uses cameras to display the outside world in real-time.
What will be the price?
The headset is expected to retail for around $3,000 and has reportedly strayed from Tim Cook’s original vision of low-profile eyeglasses into something that “resembles a pair of ski goggles and requires a separate battery pack,” per Bloomberg.
Grant Anderson, a former Apple software engineer and CEO of AR gaming app Mirrorscape said Apple’s anticipated release (which he referred to as “kind of the world’s worst-kept secret”) will likely knock Meta out of its top spot in headset sales.
Release date and details
Apple is rumored to be releasing its first VR headset in 2023. The headset is expected to be a high-end device with a price tag of around $3,000. It is rumored to have two 8K displays, a powerful processor, and a wide range of sensors. The headset is also expected to be compatible with a variety of games and apps.
Apple has not yet confirmed any details about its VR headset, but the rumors have been circulating for several years. The company has been hiring engineers and acquiring VR technology companies, which suggests that it is serious about entering the VR market.
If Apple does release a VR headset in 2023, it could be a major player in the VR industry. The company has a strong track record of success with its other products, and its VR headset could be the device that finally makes VR mainstream.
Here are some of the rumors about Apple’s VR headset
- The headset will be called the “Apple Reality Pro” or the “Apple VR/AR headset.”
- It will have two 8K displays with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels each.
- It will be powered by a custom Apple chip that is similar to the M1 Pro chip in the MacBook Pro.
- It will have a wide range of sensors, including cameras, motion sensors, and depth sensors.
- It will be compatible with a variety of games and apps.
- It will have a price tag of around $3,000.
These rumors have been spreading for years but they’re getting more and more accurate, what do you think will be the biggest feature of Apple’s VR/AR headset?