Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Be Announced At An In-Person Event In The Coming Months
Apple is intent on launching its first mixed-reality headset within several months according to a new report.
Writing for Bloomberg, the well-connected Mark Gurman says that Apple intends to announce the new headset at an in-person event in the “next several months,” although the exact time window isn’t yet clear.
Apple’s WWDC in June, for example, will be a virtual one as has been Apple’s last few announcements, too.
Sometime in the next several months, the company is poised to announce a mixed reality headset, its first major new device since 2015. If possible, Apple won’t want to make such a critical announcement at an online event. It wants employees, the media, its partners and developers in the room.
We’ve been hearing reports of a headset of some sort being worked on inside Apple for years and it does look increasingly likely that a product will be announced sooner rather than later. The device is thought to be something that won’t be a huge seller however, with Apple reportedly believing that it could sell just one headset per day. It’s also thought that Apple could announce the headset this year and make it available to buy in 2022 based on previous rumors of a launch timescale.
The headset itself is thought to feature eye-tracking technology as well as cameras and two 8K displays to ensure a rich experience.