Apple last week showed off its upcoming AR/VR headset to members of Apple’s board of directors, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not-too-distant future, according to reports. Bloomberg. Apple has also boosted development of software that runs on headphones, and this software is expected to be called “RealityOS,” or rOS for short.


Work on the head-worn AR/VR device has been going on for years, and Apple’s first product is believed to be a hybrid headset with a curved visor and soft mesh that fits over the face. It’s expected to have an Apple Watch-like strap to hold it in place, and Apple aims to make it lighter and more comfortable than other AR/VR headsets on the market.

It will feature two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 camera modules, powerful M-series chipset-equivalent processors, eye-tracking capabilities, support for hand gestures, spatial audio, and other features. Upon launch, the headset is expected to cost around $3000.

Apple is said to have been releasing the speaker since 2019, but there have been multiple delays in 2020, 2021 and now, 2022. Apple has dealt with issues like overheating and camera and software issues, which caused the debut. The date will be postponed several times.

Bloomberg He suggests that we could see AR/VR headsets as early as the end of the year, although a consumer release isn’t planned until 2023.

The AR/VR headset will be Apple’s first major new product category since the Apple Watch that came out seven years ago in 2015. Apple is expected to follow the AR/VR headset with a second generation version and a range of smart augmented reality glasses that will be launched sometime around year 2024.

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