Apple is poised to host its annual WWDC 2023 developer conference. Apple’s annual developer conference is scheduled to begin tonight (June 5) at 10:30 p.m. IST. At WWDC, Apple typically unveils new software for its various devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Macs. However, rumors are circulating that new hardware will also be presented this year. The company is also expected to unveil its much-anticipated mixed reality headset at the event. Now a new rumor has surfaced online revealing more details about Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset.
As MacRumors reports, the Apple AR/VR headset is expected to come in six color options. The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to debut Apple’s mixed reality headset in blue, black, grey, green, pink and a sixth, undisclosed color option. The report also adds that the AR/VR headset is expected to come in two storage options – 128GB and 256GB.
According to a recent online report, Apple is reportedly considering adding hand and eye-tracking capabilities to its upcoming AR/VR headset, which could potentially become the device’s top selling feature. Additionally, the yet-to-be-launched mixed reality headset is rumored to offer FaceTime-based video conferencing and virtual meeting rooms. Notably, the wearable device is also said to act as an external display for Mac computers, potentially performing various tasks normally associated with iPhones and iPads.
Expected price for Apple’s mixed reality headset
According to some rumors online, Apple is likely to leave the price of its mixed reality headset at $3,000. Rumors also suggest that the tech giant has already started work on the second generation of the headset, which is expected to be more affordable.
This is how Apple’s mixed reality headset could work
According to the Bloomberg report, Apple’s AR/VR headset will have an iOS-like user interface. The device is also expected to offer functionalities similar to iPhones and iPads. The report suggests that users of Apple’s mixed reality headset will be able to use the device as an external display for their Mac. This would allow controlling the Mac using a physical keyboard and mouse.
In addition, the Apple AR/VR headset is said to have eye and hand tracking capabilities. This means users can navigate and interact with elements on the screen using simple gaze and hand gestures, eliminating the need for a physical controller.