More details about Apple’s long-rumored VR/AR headset are being released. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the virtual headset will include advanced hand tracking, the ability to see your Mac’s display, and recreate digital versions of users in FaceTime conversations.
Here’s how it works.
The VR/AR headset will be the tech company’s first major new product since releasing its smartwatch in 2015. The product’s overall purpose is to create a 3D version of the iPhone’s operating system. The headset will have multiple external cameras that can analyze a user’s hands and sensors within the gadget’s housing to read eyes. The headset operator will be able to control the device by looking at an on-screen item to select it. Users will then pinch their thumb and index finger together to activate the task — without the need to hold anything.
When will it be released?
Apple has been in talks with multiple media partners, including Disney and Sony, to develop the mixed-reality headset. Apple is also working on updating its own Apple TV+ material to work with the headset. The company’s first mixed reality headset is expected to be unveiled later this year under the name Reality Pro, with a price tag of about $3,000.
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