According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will reveal their VR/AR headset before the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2023. Here's everything we know so far about their device.
We've heard rumors regarding Apple and gaming for decades, and so often it comes to nothing. Unlike Microsoft, who are actively trying to make one of the largest acquisitions in gaming history right now, Apple seem content to focus on their core hardware products. Anyway, so long as they can sell the device, why not just let other companies bring games like Fortnite to the iPhone (which is coming back by the way).
But what about making their own hardware for gaming? That's always felt more likely, and it looks like it might be happening very soon with an Apple VR headset.
Apple's Mixed AR/VR Headset
In the latest edition of the Power On Newsletter, Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman reported that Apple would be revealing their VR/AR headset to the world before the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June. Apple's device will be a "high-performance AR-based headset — complete with its own operating system, App Store and dedicated chip".
As Gurman writes:
Up until fairly recently, Apple had aimed to introduce the headset in January 2023 and ship it later this year. Now the company is aiming to unveil it this spring ahead of the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, I’m told.
Apple has already shared the device with a small number of high-profile software developers for testing, letting them get started on third-party apps. The device’s operating system, dubbed “Borealis” inside the company, will be publicly named xrOS.
Being an Apple product we expect it to be well-designed and high-quality, but we're questioning how many apps and games this thing will have in its library, at least initially.
Are you excited about the prospect of an Apple VR headset? Or, are you more keen on the PSVR 2, which will have games like Horizon: Call of the Mountain? Oh, and if you're brand-new to VR we would actually recommend starting with the affordable Quest 2 right now.
Just imagine if some of these titles get a VR component...
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