It’s just a few short weeks until the expected unveil of Apple’s mixed reality headset, likely called Reality or Reality Pro.
While Apple has not officially discussed the product, it is expected to unveil it during the keynote. This will commence this year’s WWDC at 10 AM Pacific on Monday, June 5th.
May 21 update. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in his latest Power On newsletter, has added a bunch of new information about the upcoming Apple headset. There’s a lot there. But here are some of the most interesting items. And they include a welcome confirmation about the eye-catching display I’m so keen on.
By far, all the reports that have surfaced recently hint that Apple is likely to show off its mixed-reality headset at WWDC.
With a possible release date later in the year. At its annual developer conference, Apple introduces updates to its mobile operating systems for the iPhone and iPad and occasionally shows off new hardware.
The conference includes a number of sessions where developers get specifics. It teaches how to take advantage of Apple’s technology to create apps and services for its products.
Apple’s first headset will be a mixed-reality headset. Mixed reality or MR specifically. It involves the blending of real and virtual worlds. Put simply, the MR experience viewed in the head-mounted display combines aspects of both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
The idea is to connect real environments to completely virtual ones. Meta’s Quest Pro, a $1000 headset. It is also based on mixed-reality technology. Mixed reality headsets capture the physical environment using multiple cameras built into the headset.
This see-through technology when combined with algorithms then reconstructs a stereoscopic view of the world and displays it on opaque screens.