Apple, the world’s largest technology company by revenue, is a leader in innovation, frequently introducing astonishing new technologies and products. As per reports, the company will launch the much awaited mixed-reality headset as soon as this spring.
The headset, likely called “Reality Pro”, combines VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies to create immersive experiences. According to a report from Bloomberg, “a so-called Digital Crown,” will enable users to alternate between the product’s AR and VR modes, for a better look at the surroundings while wearing the device. “The product will have a curved screen on the front that can outwardly show a wearer’s eyes, with speakers on the sides and a headband that helps fit the device around a user’s head,” Bloomberg’s report explains. “That will differ from the mostly plastic design of rival products, which typically strap the device to the wearer with multiple bands.”
The device will reportedly cost about 3,000$ and will feature more than 10 cameras, 4K micro-OLED displays and “a variation of the M2 chip found in the company’s latest Macs.” For comparison, the price of Meta’s high-end Quest Pro headset is 1,500$, while prices in the industry start at about 400$.
Earlier this month, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted: “Apple’s AR/MR headset development is behind schedule due to issues with mechanical component drop testing and the availability of software development tools, meaning that mass shipment of this device may postpone from the original 2Q23 to the end of 2Q23 or 3Q23.” The article from Bloomberg also suggests the headset will be launched at the Keynote event in spring, or at WWDC in June, while its production will start in February.