Apple’s Forthcoming Headset Tipped to Outperform Rival Devices The long-anticipated Apple augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset is touted to offer unmatched capabilities, far surpassing those of its rivals, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, the headset may face production delays, thereby pushing mass manufacturing to September.


The Wall Street Journal has recently shed light on what can be expected from Apple’s AR/VR headset, confirming several details previously revealed by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and The Information‘s Wayne Ma. Slated for an unveiling at the WWDC in June, the device is reported to be the focal point of numerous conference sessions dedicated to software development for the headset. However, the report indicates that potential manufacturing delays could push mass production back to September.

The headset is purported to feature an internal screen for virtual reality, while outward-facing cameras could allow users to experience the real world with augmented reality overlays, creating a “mixed reality” experience. The device is considered “experimental” and “unconventional” compared to most other Apple products, carrying a price tag of around $3,000 and equipped with a waist-mounted external battery pack.

With FaceTime, Apple Fitness+, and gaming as potential major use cases, the headset’s main selling point remains to be seen. However, it’s claimed to offer “greater levels of performance and immersion” than competitors, including Facebook parent company Meta’s Quest Pro headset. This suggests the headset’s capabilities may “far exceed those of competitors”.

Excited users testing VR game. Diverse group of people wearing VR headset, turning face up. Virtual reality game concept

As WWDC kicks off with Apple’s keynote on June 5, the unveiling of the highly-anticipated Apple headset seems imminent.

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