The Wall Street Journal has some more detailed information about the long-rumored Apple AR/VR project, confirming some of what Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and The Information’s Wayne Ma reported earlier, and proving what Ming-Chi Kuo said about the “delay. “.
Apple plans to unveil the headset at WWDC in June, and much of the agenda at the event will be related to developing AR / VR software, according to the report. The headset is not expected to start mass production until September due to manufacturing delays, but it is only mentioned that Apple “expects to have some production issues,” without giving specific details.
The headset is expected to have an internal screen for VR, while it will also allow users to experience AR functionality through an external camera. To put it simply, it can present you with content from both the real world and the virtual world, while you can also experience content from the virtual world alone, a combination we generally call “mixed reality (MR).
The Wall Street Journal notes that the headset is “experimental” and “unconventional” compared to most of Apple’s other products, priced at about $3,000 and comes with an External battery, you can put the battery in the waist or pocket. The report also mentions that FaceTime, Apple Fitness+ and gaming are probably the three main areas of application for the headset.
According to some of the sources cited in the report, while the selling point of the headset remains to be seen, its features are “way ahead of / far ahead of the competition”. The headset is said to offer “a higher level of performance and immersion” than competitors like Facebook parent Meta’s Quest Pro.
Apple has already announced that WWDC 2023 will begin with an Apple keynote on June 5, which means the headset could be in front of the public in just a few weeks, so can’t wait?