The Apple VR and AR headsets appear like they’re just a few years away, as a brand new report suggests the corporate is engaged on its very own gaming headset expertise.
As reported by Bloomberg, Apple is making a mixed VR and AR headset “with a focus on gaming, watching video and virtual meetings”. It will supposedly be launched between 2021 and 2022, with a “lightweight pair of AR glasses” coming in 2023.
Bloomberg’s sources informed the publication Apple deliberate to have the expertise prepared for a VR headset as early as 2019, however determined to push it again – presumably to create space for the brand new iPad Pro set to launch subsequent yr.
“Engineering teams for the iPhone and iPad have begun work on connecting important applications and software features to a new operating system”, Bloomberg studies. “Dubbed ‘rOS’ internally, it will let current devices work with the future headset and glasses.”
We reported final week that Apple had supposedly joined forces with Valve to create “AR head-mounted display devices”, although this new data suggests Apple are going it alone to create a possible competitor to Valve’s headset.
Apple has more and more proven curiosity within the gaming facet of issues, what with the profitable launch of Apple Arcade this yr, and rumours prior to now of the corporate engaged on AR headsets.
We do not know but what video games Apple plans on utilizing its VR expertise for, however there is no doubt it will make an enormous fuss about it when something will get introduced sooner or later.