Report: Apple’s mixed reality headset is only a few months away

Report: Apple’s mixed reality headset is only a few months away

Report: Apple’s mixed reality headset is only a few months away

Zoom / Head-mounted “Sword of Damocles” monitor, the original augmented reality headset, circa 1968.

Evan Sutherland

Apple is wrapping up development of the long-rumored and long-awaited Mixed Reality headset, and is preparing to launch it early next year, according to To Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman’s weekly newsletter.

Recent job listings published by Apple indicate that the company is looking to fill content creation roles for the device, indicating that the underlying technology is mapped out enough that developers, producers, artists and the like can work with confidence. This is in contrast to the condition of the product Not so long agoWhen differing opinions about the product’s feature set, specs, and design changed the rules of intent that would have been a headache for content creators.

Among the content creation roles, at least one focused on “developing a 3D mixed reality world”, not unlike Meta Horizon Worlds in some respects. But while Horizon Worlds spaces are entirely in virtual reality, Apple’s job listing describes “connected experiences in a 3D mixed reality world,” suggesting that augmented reality may play a role as well.

The newsletter speculates, based on some job listings, that Apple plans to offer a video service for the headset, based on the company’s previous acquisition of NextVR. In addition, Apple has transferred key employees to its mixed reality product team, including a former employee in the field of self-driving cars and a senior engineer.

Gorman also summarized several things that have already been leaked or reported, information and other reliable sources: the headset will have more than 10 cameras across both indoors and outdoors; It will have “the highest resolution displays ever in a large format headset”; It will run on a new operating system called RealOS, which will include mixed reality versions of Messages, Maps, FaceTime, and other apps.

He also says it will be called either “Reality Pro” or “Reality One” and will cost between $2,000 and $3,000 – much more expensive than most consumer VR headsets. The prospectus did not mention a more specific release window of “next year”, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo He said The device could be announced as soon as January with a launch in time for the Apple Developer Conference in June. DigiTimes It was previously reported that Apple may begin production in March.

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