Apple’s mixed reality headset, “Reality Pro,” is set to be unveiled in spring before the WWDC in June. The device, which will allow the brand to tackle Meta on the field of the metaverse, has been in development for several years and was originally set to launch in 2019.

The OLED 4K headset, “Reality Pro,” features a 120-degree field of vision and uses Apple’s M2 processor for autonomous function. It includes over a dozen cameras and sensors for tracking eye, facial, body and leg movements, allowing for fully animated avatars in virtual worlds.

The helmet also has a screen on the outside to display the wearer’s expressions, avoiding isolation from the real world. To reduce weight, the battery is located on the waist, allowing for easy replacement instead of waiting for a charge.

The Operating System

Apple’s mixed reality headset, “Reality Pro,” is set to be officially announced this spring, but may not be available until Q3 2023 due to delays in component testing and software development. The operating system, previously known as “rOS,” will be renamed “xrOS.”

The headset will take precedence over other products, with a reduced number of new features in iOS 17 and macOS 14. The headset is expected to be priced between $2,000 and $3,000, and will be more expensive than its main competitor, the Meta Quest Pro. It will feature two micro OLED 4K displays and an advanced chip.

M1

Rumors about Apple’s mixed reality headset have been circulating for several months, with analysts like Ming Chi Kuo predicting that it will be equipped with the powerful M1 chip found in Macbooks and iPad Pro.

The headset will operate independently like the Oculus Quest 2, and will feature 6 to 8 optical modules for augmented reality, and micro OLED tiles from Sony for virtual reality. Kuo predicts a release at the end of 2022 and suggests that the headset could replace the iPhone within ten years.