After seven years of research, tech giant Apple is anticipated to unveil its eagerly anticipated mixed-reality headset later this year.
According to a story from Bloomberg News, Apple will probably release the product under the name “Reality Pro” to the public in June. The majority of Apple’s higher-end, power-user-focused product lines employ the “Pro” appendage.
The Reality Pro will start to arrive in the fall of 2023, according to Bloomberg, which is by the schedule presented last week by renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to Kuo, Apple was compelled to push back a shipment to the second half of 2023 due to delays in software development and mechanical component problems.
Kuo also predicted that Apple would reveal its headset either in the spring or during its developer conference, the Worldwide Developers Conference, which usually takes place in June.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has already given a select group of well-known software developers the device to test, enabling them to begin developing third-party applications. Internally known as “Borealis,” the device’s operating system will be referred to in the public as xrOS.
With a few capabilities on its iOS and iPadOS operating systems for the iPhone and iPad, Apple has been a player in the field of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for years. Apple customers might be able to accomplish anything with a specialised mixed reality headset, from trying on prescription glasses to simulating furniture sales in their homes.
According to Bloomberg, Apple’s headset will contain more than ten cameras both inside and out and is anticipated to cost between $2,000 and $3,000.
Apple has placed itself in direct conflict with Meta, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation, which has invested billions to outline the tech giant’s vision for the metaverse, by committing to the virtual reality industry.