- Valve would work with Apple for developing an AR head-mounted display device
- Recently, Valve also released its own virtual reality (VR) headset called the Valve Index
According to a MacRumors report, Apple has partnered with a game development company for its Augmented Reality (AR) headset scheduled to launch in 2020.
Apple would partner with third-party brands
The report mentioned that Apple could launch the Valve-partnered AR headset during the second half of 2020. Popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo informed that Apple would launch an AR headset during Q2 2020. He had stated that Apple would partner with third-party brands to release the first headset.
The game developer company Valve would work with Apple for developing an AR head-mounted display device. Apple is also in talks with Taiwan’s ODMs Quanta Computer and Pegatron for assembling the AR headset, reported Digitimes.
The report stated that the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook believes that AR can make digital content become part of the user’s world and will be as popular as smartphones with consumers.
As per the report, Apple aims to develope AR software by recruiting more engineers for graphic design, system interface, and system architecture segments.
Valve also released its own virtual reality (VR) headset called the Valve Index. The company has worked with Apple in the past to bring native VR headset support to macOS High Sierra.