Top Secret Apple VR Headset CONFIRMED Inside iOS 16: Apple Metaverse Is Coming…
Apple has been working on a VR/AR headset for years, secretly inside its skunkworks. But the fact that it’s being referenced within iOS 16 means it’s likely to be released within the next 12 months…
Apple, as always, has been watching from the sidelines, taking notes, researching, and weighing the pros and cons of the seemingly incoming metaverse explosion. It’s no secret that Apple has been working on both VR and AR Headsets for quite some time. But this is the first time we’ve seen references to it within an iOS version.
And that is revealing. If Apple’s VR headset is mentioned within iOS 16, this means that the VR headset will be compatible with iOS 16 which, in turn, means, in the theory of course, that it will be released within the iOS 16 lifecycle. , which runs from late 2022 to late 2023. References found within iOS 16 even mention how the VR headset will interact with the iPhone. . It’s all very, very revealing.
Will Apple’s VR headset launch in 2022/23?
The reference to Apple’s VR headset was spotted by Mark Gurman, the current source for ALL iOS 16 news on the web. According to Gurman, Apple is interested in getting its ROS – Reality OS – out in the open and into the hands of developers. Its inclusion within iOS 16 could indicate that Apple wants to demo its new VR platform at WWDC 2022, which starts in June.
That indicates the headset will release during the iOS 16 cycle, which starts in June and lasts until iOS 17 arrives in the fall of 2023. But it may also suggest that Apple could preview some of its upcoming VR software. and increased before. . Maybe we could even take a look at the headset’s rOS, short for reality operating system.
Apple has been working in this area since 2017; developing new products and operating systems takes time. Now, five years later, it looks like Apple is getting ready to finally reveal its vision for how the Apple Metaverse will work. I imagine it will be very similar to the iPhone, which means it will be a walled garden, an exclusive club, so to speak, for iPhone users who buy an Apple VR headset.
I also assume there will be a lot of crossovers with the iPhone. You may even NEED an iPhone to access Apple’s metaverse, as well as a headset. Right now, nobody knows much about what Apple has planned. But the fact that their VR headset is mentioned within the iOS 16 source code tells me we probably won’t have to wait much longer to find out, either.
Apple is preparing to launch a premium VR and AR headset with high-resolution color transfer. Kuo’s recent notes claim that this headset will weigh significantly less than Meta’s Quest 2, feature dual 4K OLED micro-displays, and use a new chip with similar computing power to the M1 for Mac.
Beyond this, nothing else is known about Apple’s plans for its own VR and AR ecosystem. But given Apple’s reach into consumers’ pockets, the appeal of its brand, and its legion of dedicated and motivated developers, I’ll bet it has a much better chance of persuading people that the metaverse is worth their time and money. Personally, I find the whole “metaverse thing” a bit silly and in another way creepy and also a bit insidious. But I am so I. I’m old. What do I know?