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Apple’s AR/VR mixed-reality headset, the Reality Pro, has been a topic of rumors for quite some time now. However, recent reports from Bloomberg and The Information have given us a glimpse of hope for a more budget-friendly option.
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple engineers have shifted their focus to developing a cheaper successor, with pricing reportedly in line with the iPhone at around $1,500.
This is a significant change from the initial plans for the Reality Pro, which is said to feature dual 4K Sony displays, over 12 cameras, and an external battery pack, all leading to a proposed price of around $3,000. The cheaper alternative would feature fewer “high-end” components, making it more accessible to a broader range of consumers.
However, it’s important to note that development on the more affordable headset is still in its earliest stages. According to The Information, there is currently no working prototype, and significant work on the project only began last year. The projected launch date for this cheaper option is set for 2024.