The rumour mill has been running wild in recent weeks about Apple’s allegedly upcoming mixed-reality headset – a device that is expected to blend elements of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) in a personal portable viewer. Now, even more details have been added to the mix.
This time it’s Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who claims in a
newsletter that the AR/VR headset will not be a replacement for any current Apple product, as has sometimes been claimed. It will not take the place of the iPhone, iPad or Mac, he says.
Furthermore, Gurman claims that gaming will be a major focus for the device. It will feature dual processors, a fan, “extremely high-resolution displays” and its own App Store. The product will be “a dream for game developers”, Gurman says.
The device will also have a focus on media consumption, with media partners to produce content that can be viewed in VR.
Last but not least, the device will also offer communication features, such as
Animoji and a new FaceTime in VR. It will be like a “new-age Zoom”, writes Gurman.
It’s expected to be
announced in 2022, although it may not go on sale until the following year.
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Apple VR headset news hubs.
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation (using
DeepL) and additional reporting by David Price. Main image is a concept illustration by
Antonio de Rosa.