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Apple’s highly anticipated mixed-reality headset has reportedly been delayed due to hardware and software issues. According to sources familiar with the matter cited by Bloomberg, the device was originally planned to launch in April but is now expected to be unveiled at WWDC in June.
The headset, rumored to be called the “Apple Reality Pro”, is expected to cost around $3,000 upon its debut, which is twice the price of rival devices from companies like Meta. The device is said to include several external cameras that analyze a user’s hands, as well as sensors to read eyes, allowing for hands-free device control.
The headset will also feature an Apple Watch-style Digital Crown, which will enable users to switch between augmented reality and virtual reality modes. According to leaked information from secret internal imagery, the device will feature a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material”, and will be released in the fall after its spring debut.
Concept creator Ian Zelbo has released visuals of what the new headset will probably look like based on earlier leaked information. The device is expected to feature an adjustable headband and a mesh cushion similar to the one found on the AirPods Max for added comfort around the wearer’s eyes.
While the delay is disappointing for fans eagerly anticipating the launch of the new device, it’s clear that Apple is dedicated to ensuring that its first mixed-reality headset is perfect before it hits the market. With its advanced features and sleek design, the headset is sure to be a game-changer in the world of augmented and virtual reality.