Among other things, in his 13 February 2022 Power On newsletter Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that he believes Memojis and SharePlay will play a central role in FaceTime when used in Apple’s alleged AR/mixed reality headsets.
He writes: “I imagine a virtual reality version of FaceTime where you can be in a conference room with dozens of people. Instead of seeing their actual faces, you’ll see 3D versions of them (
Memojis). I assume the headset will be able to determine a person’s facial expressions in real time, making the experience fairly lifelike.”
He adds: “I would also look for heavy use of SharePlay in the new realityOS, allowing multiple headset wearers to experience music, movies and games together.”
Apple is said to have been working on a Reality OS since 2017, and
references to this were found in the beta version of iOS 15.4, which is currently undergoing beta testing (read:
What’s in iOS 15.4: masked unlocking, Safari notifications, VR support).