Apple’s very first headset is reportedly an expensive device paving the way for a possible iPhone replacement

According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a VR-AR headset that is expected to be released as early as 2022. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s first major new product since the Apple Watch will be an expensive headset set to set the stage for augmented reality glasses. The headset is expected to hit the market as early as 2022 and take over other devices such as Facebook’s Oculus and Sony’s PlayStation VR, people familiar with the matter said Gurman. Apple has been researching VR and AR devices and software for the past few years. In 2020, the company added 12 Pro LiDAR sensors to the iPhone, making the smartphone better suited for augmented reality tasks. The VR headset will pave the way for thinner, slimmer smart glasses that could replace the iPhone in about a decade, The Information reported last year. The initial release of the Apple headset will primarily act as a virtual reality device, displaying a “full 3D digital environment” where users can work between games, videos or chats as needed. Report. Gurman said the augmented reality capabilities of the first headset will likely be “more limited” as the company advances the technology.

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