Apple has been working on the mixed reality headset for some time, and as a sign of completion, a new report says Apple introduced the device to its board members.
Apple’s mixed reality headset is finally around the corner
Mark Gurman a Bloomberg reports that Apple first unveiled a “version” of its upcoming mixed reality headset to its board of eight independent members and CEO Tim Cook for the first time. The company also reportedly accelerated the development of the accompanying realityOS operating system (internally referred to as “rOS”).
Apple reportedly focused on its official debut at WWDC 2022 next month. However, hardware issues, especially overheating, are expected to have delayed the notification. Long before, the company originally focused on its debut in 2019 with a release the following year. However, it pushed the delay back to 2021 before another delay moved it to the current timeline.
What will Apple’s first mixed reality headset bring?
Apple’s mixed reality headset is said to use ultra-high resolution 4K micro-OLED displays along with eye tracking and hand gesture support, allowing users to easily control a wearable device. In addition, it is reportedly powerful Apple’s own processor, which is equivalent in performance to the range of M1 chipsets used in MacBook and iPad assemblies.
Render concept Meta’s Project Cambria
All of this will ultimately serve as a stepping stone to a true consumer-paired Apple product Apple AR glasses, which should be significantly more affordable.
Apple could enter the AR / VR market at the right time
The market for AR and VR headsets is still in its infancy, but devices are slowly becoming more common thanks to recordings from Meta, Sony PlayStation and HTC Vive. A new report was released today from Counterpoint Research reveals that Meta’s Quest 2 is the first VR headset to surpass 10 million lifetime sales.