Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset could be months away. According to renowned Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurmanthe Cupertino company introduced a device development unit to its board of directors last week, which means the project is well advanced.
The board of directors, which is made up of Tim Cook and eight other members, meets at least four times a year. Therefore, according to the source, it is relevant that one of these meetings was used to exhibit a new device that, if presented, would inaugurate a new category of products.
Apple accelerates the development of rOS
Gurman notes that he has been told by other sources that Apple is accelerating development of the rOS operating system for its future virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. “That progress, along with the presentation to the board, suggests that the debut of the product could take place in the coming months“, dice.
Some earlier reports replicated by Applesfera, say that Apple wanted to launch its mixed reality headset at the developer conference in June, but that some problems, such as overheating, did not allow it. The new schedule, they suggest, sets a presentation later this year or sometime next year, with its market deployment in 2023.
It should be noted that so far Apple has not made reference to this device. In fact, this is a common practice in the Cupertino company, which does everything possible to avoid leaks – although it can’t always – so that its new products remain completely hidden until their official presentation.
Virtual reality glasses or helmets?
Rumors may cause a bit of confusion, but let’s clean it up. Analysts believe that Apple will launch a mixed reality headset firstthat is, a device with a form factor like the Meta Quest 2 that will be capable of offering virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
These first devices, they explain, will incorporate advanced processors similar to the latest Apple Macs, although the model is not mentioned. Depending on the date they arrive, it could be one of the M1 family or a hypothetical M2. They will also come with very high resolution screens and will be able to work without being connected to an external device.
Later, when the development of technology is even more advanced, Apple will launch augmented reality glasses. In other words, a device much more similar to conventional glasses that will be able to superimpose virtual elements on the images of the real world that we perceive. For now we have to wait to see what will happen. However, let us remember that Tim Cook believes that virtual reality is important for the future of Apple.
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