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 debut in the not-too-distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also accelerated development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software to be called “RealityOS,” or rOS for short.


Work on a head-worn AR/VR device has been underway for years now, and Apple’s first product is said to be a hybrid headset featuring a curved visor and soft mesh that adapts to the face. It should 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 include two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 camera modules, powerful processors equivalent to M-series chips, eye-tracking capabilities, hand gesture support, spatial audio and other features . At launch, the headset is expected to cost around $3,000.

Apple has reportedly been working to release the headset since 2019, but there have been several delays in 2020, 2021, and now 2022. Apple has faced issues such as overheating and issues with the camera and software, which caused the debut date to be pushed back several times.

Bloomberg suggests we could see the AR/VR headset as soon as the end of the year, although a mainstream release isn’t expected until 2023.

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

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