Apple’s board of directors reportedly tried out its upcoming AR / VR headset
Apple unveiled to its board last week a mixed-reality headset capable of both augmented reality and virtual reality and has engineers working hard on an operating system for the device, according to a report from Bloomberg. The story goes that while that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll see a headset announced at WWDC next month, it may indicate that an ad is approaching.
Bloomberg says there is a historic precedent for the board to see devices shortly before an announcement. Apple’s board reportedly received a first demo of Siri in 2011.
It also makes sense that Apple wouldn’t want to engage in software development until the hardware is about to run out, so that it knows what features and software it needs to create. Up to this point, Bloomberg says Apple has “intensified the development” of “Reality OS” or rOS, the operating system that would run on the headset. There is also another reason why a software push could mean that the device is nearing its final stages; it’s easier to filter software tracks and tracks before an ad. Earlier we saw rOS mentioned in the first beta versions of iOS 13 and it is also shown in the logs.
This device has been under construction for quite some time. According to a story recently published by The information, Apple board members demonstrated a number of prototypes of AR / VR devices in 2016. The report makes it clear that they were very early devices (apparently some were modified HTC Vives and, it is said, a had a crane to hold the weight of the headphones). outside the neck of board members), made primarily to act as proof of concept and to secure funding for the project. Donat BloombergThe report that the launch of the headphones to the consumer is scheduled for later this year or 2023, it is likely that what has been shown recently is much closer to its final state.
The leaks indicate that you will be able to fully immerse yourself in virtual content, as well as add virtual elements to the real world, probably through a passing video channel. Form factor, The information reported that it will have an AirPods Max fabric mesh and a headband that almost looks like a sleek Apple Watch loop.
There are also rumors of well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo running on an M1 class chip. This seems to continue with BloombergEarlier this year, Apple reported that the announcement had to be rolled back due to “content and overheating challenges,” as well as difficulties in getting the cameras right. After years of waiting, though, we may finally see the next new category of Apple devices.