Apple Will Reportedly Release a VR Headset by 2022 and AR Glasses by 2023
In a new report, Apple has plans to release a VR gaming headset in 2022 and AR glasses in 2023.
In a report from Bloomberg, Apple plans to release a VR gaming headset in 2022 followed by AR glasses in 2023.
The report mentions that Apple is aiming to release a VR and AR headset in 2021 and 2022 which will let users play games, watch videos, and attend virtual meetings. Apple planned on having the technology ready to go by this year with a release in 2020, but the date got pushed back to 2023 at the earliest. Additionally, Apple is aiming to have the VR headset out sometime in 2022 with the AR glasses out in 2023.
Apple has over 1,000 engineers working on VR and AR technology, with some of them coming from NASA and game developers. The team is lead by vice president Mike Rockwell and the team features members from Apple’s gaming division, software engineering and manufacturing, and iPhone hardware.
Bloomberg also mentions that engineering teams for the iPhone and iPad are working on a new operating system called “rOS,” which will let current Apple devices work on the VR headset and AR glasses. Additionally, Apple is working on a new 3D sensor that’ll be more advanced than the current Face ID system. This new sensor would be at the core of Apple’s AR push.
Recently, Apple has made a bigger presence in the gaming industry. The company launched Apple Arcade in September, its game subscription service which costs $4.99 a month. Among the games available on the service include Sayonara Wild Hearts, Frogger in Toy Town, and Rayman Mini to name a few. Additionally, players can play games on Apple Arcade with their Dualshock 4 and Xbox One controllers.
As with any rumors, these should be taken with a grain of salt. With Apple’s push towards wearable technology, the idea of them launching a VR headset and AR glasses doesn’t sound surprising. As more news comes out about these, we’ll be sure to let you know.