A new Bloomberg report revealed that Apple could be announcing its mixed reality headset this spring, ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference that is to be held in June.
The prediction has also been confirmed, in a way, by a recent tweet shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who provided an update on the development progress of the headset. He stated that due to issues involving the mechanical component drop testing as well as the availability of software development tools, the headset would most likely not be revealed in the January media event. Ming-Chi Kuo further confirmed that the headset would most likely be announced in the spring.
Apple’s mixed reality headset will function on the new xrOS operating system and incorporate Augmented and Virtual realities, hence its title. It is expected for the headset to cost $3000.
While Apple hasn’t officially revealed any information pertaining to the headset’s features, several reports have attempted to predict the device’s capabilities. Some of the rumoured specs include iris scanning for logins and payments, a physical dial to switch out of VR, an AirPods Pro integration with an “ultra-low-latency mode,” and absence of a gaming controller.
In addition to the mixed-reality headset, Apple also plans to preview a new HomePod this year.