Apple’s much-rumoured mixed-reality headset is finally wrapped up development according to a report. The technology has been in the works for almost five years now and aims to incorporate VR with an AR function to deliver a seamless digital experience around the user.
A new report from Bloomberg claims that the new Apple mixed-reality headset looks like a pair of ski goggles and will feature several cameras that can track your movements in real-time. The device will use software to expand your digital content into the world around you. However, details aren’t clear on exactly how Apple plans to tackle this software integration.
The report now claims that Apple is planning to announce the new mixed-reality headset during its WWDC conference in June. The report suggests that Apple will also name the technology, the Apple Reality Pro.
Sources claim that developers already have access to the dev kit for the Apple Reality Pro. They are currently building apps for the software Apple is calling xrOS.
Announcing the Apple Reality Pro at WWDC is a smart move. The conference is a software-based forum where Apple showcases all the new operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and macOS. The Apple Reality Pro will be a welcome addition to the forum as developers will get their first taste of the hardware and its capabilities.
The report also suggests that due to the sheer manpower Apple has put into the Reality pro device, the company isn’t planning any major announcements for this year. Apple is only working on minor improvements to its AirPods, MacBook Pro, Apple Watch and iPad range. The Apple TV and iPad Pro range isn’t getting anything flashy either.
The company is expected to roll out the M2 chip across some devices including the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. There’s also talk of the return of the big HomePod and a new Mac Pro.