Apple’s Vision Pro Headset Was Being Worked On In 2007
Apple finally announced the Vision Pro headset during its WWDC 2023 event on June 5 and it’ll go on sale in early 2024.
But while we’ve been hearing rumors of this device for a long time, it turns out that Apple was working on it even further back than we had imagined. In fact, it probably predates the arrival of the very first iPhone.
We know that because Apple has now been granted a new patent that dates all the way back to 2007, the year the iPhone changed the way people live, work, and play. The patent, spotted by Patently Apple, is incredibly detailed and explains features that are very much part of the Vision Pro headset that was announced a few months ago.
The personal display system may include an electronic device operative to provide media to a personal display device operative to display the received media.
Using one or more optical and digital components, the personal display device may adjust displayed media to overlay features of a theater, thus giving the user of the personal display device the impression of being in the theater.
The fact that Apple works on products ahead of their unveiling is obviously not a surprise.
But the fact that Apple was working on the Vision Pro concept 16 years before it was unveiled is very interesting indeed and it does make us wonder what it’s working on right now that might not arrive for another 16 years.
The Vision Pro headset will go on sale next year and start from $3,499.