Silhouette of Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
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apple will unveil its highly anticipated mixed reality headset this spring, with consumer distribution set to begin in 2023, Bloomberg recently reported,
then comes the report last week’s comments From Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who pointed out that software development and mechanical component issues forced Apple to delay shipments to late 2023. Kuo also speculated that Apple would announce its headset either in the spring or at the company’s Developer event, which usually takes place in June.
Apple’s anticipated headset will run on a new operating system called xrOS, Bloomberg said on Sunday, and that Apple had already granted access to the platform to a select group of software developers. According to the report, the headset will be called Realme Pro. Apple uses the “Pro” appendage in its high-end, power-user-focused product lines.
Apple has already forayed into mixed, virtual and augmented reality efforts on iOS and iPadOS, its iPhone and iPad operating systems. Apple’s software lets companies and developers let users do anything from try on glasses to model furniture purchases in their personal spaces.
But a potential headset from Apple would mark an entrance into a new product line that would put Apple in direct competition with Mark Zuckerberg. metabillions of dollars have been spent on to the curse of investors Building on Zuckerberg’s vision for the Metaverse
Apple’s mixed reality offering will differ from Meta’s Quest line, which is a pure virtual reality product. Mixed reality augments a user’s environment rather than completely replacing it with a computer-generated scene.
The report says that Apple has focused most of its efforts on headsets and that many of the company’s other products such as MacBooks, Watches, TVs and iPads will receive relatively minor updates this year.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.