It is reported that Apple's AR-VR headset will finally appear at the end of 2022 or 2023

It is reported that the AR - VR ( MR ) headset with the code name 'N301' that Apple has been developing since 2015 was unveiled at the private Apple board of directors, and the official release is imminent. increase.

Apple (AAPL) Shows Headset to Board in Sign It's Reached Advanced Stage --Bloomberg

Apple's mixed-reality headset has reached'advanced' stage of development | AppleInsider

Foreign media Bloomberg reported on May 19, 2022 that Apple's MR headset was demonstrated at the company's board of directors, attended by Apple CEO Tim Cook and eight directors. Sources said they asked not to reveal their identities because the meeting was private.

The fact that Apple executives reviewed MR headsets indicates that the headset will be released soon, partly because the development of 'reality OS (rOS)', which is an OS for headsets, is progressing. It has been with.

You can see what is known about rOS development by reading the following articles.

It turns out that Apple is developing an OS 'reality OS' for VR / AR headsets --GIGAZINE

The MR headset, which Apple began developing in 2015, is equipped with two 4K OLED displays, 15 camera modules, and high-performance hardware with performance close to that of the M1 chip, such as line-of-sight tracking and hand gesture detection. It is expected to have advanced features, and the price is expected to be from $ 2000 (about 250,000 yen) to $ 3000 (about 380,000 yen).

However, the Sunnyvale, California-based headset development team, a few kilometers from Apple's headquarters, is plagued by the outflow of key engineers to other companies and the search for compelling apps and content. It is reported that they have also faced technical challenges such as overheating of the camera. Also, at one point, the development team was rumored to be disbanded.

Apple cancels development of AR glasses / headset, development team is reported to be disbanded --GIGAZINE

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In the first place, Apple's headset was originally announced in 2019 and was scheduled to be released in 2020, but this has been extended to the announcement in 2021 and the release in 2022. In addition, it is expected to be postponed at the World Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2022.

Meanwhile, with the appearance of the actual headset in the demonstration at the board of directors, expectations are rising that it will finally be released to general consumers. Headsets are reportedly likely to be announced at the end of 2022 or 2023 at the earliest.

Apple's headset, which was reported to have been under development for a long time, was not realized as it became clear that competitors such as Meta, Sony, Microsoft and Google were stepping up their efforts in the headset market. Is attracting attention as to whether it will be announced this time.

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