What’s weird about Apple’s upcoming virtual reality glasses?

Apple’s highly anticipated VR headset could launch ahead of the company’s 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The device, expected to be called the “Reality Pro,” will be able to offer virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) capabilities, allowing wearers to connect to each other, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports. fit together. Enter this world yourself. Virtual worlds or overlay digital data on real world images.

Mark Gurman added that the tech giant is now “looking forward to announcing it” after a series of issues delayed the release of the device since Apple decided to start developing it about five years ago. . . this spring, before WWDC in June”.

Journalist Gurman also claims that Apple has given the device to “several well-known software developers” for testing so they can start creating third-party apps for the device.

The Bloomberg reporter added that the operating system of “Reality Pro” is currently called “Borealis” within Apple, and will be called “xrOS” after it goes public.

The above information is in line with comments made by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo late last week, who has often made accurate predictions for Apple that the device will go on sale by the end of the second quarter or a year later. moon. sometimes. Around the third quarter – that is, July to September.

In other words, announcing “Reality Pro” this spring would give Apple plenty of time to launch a massive marketing campaign that would boost sales months later.

Both Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman predict that Apple will hold a VR event in the spring — either during or before the WWDC event.

According to Guo, while “Reality Pro” is expected to be launched at an event in January this year and then go on sale sometime between April and June, due to “issues with mechanical strength testing and a lack of manual software development tools,” Apple realizes it needs more time. .

Regardless of what has happened and will happen, it looks like 2023 will be the year Apple launches its first virtual reality glasses.

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