Apple All Set to Launch its First AR Headset in 2022

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  • Apple would be reaching out to developers to build software for the headset from 2021
  • Earlier this month, Apple partnered with a game development company for its Augmented Reality (AR) headset

According to the Information report, Apple is planning to release its first Augmented Reality (AR) headset in 2022, followed by a better-looking version in 2023.

The report stated that Apple executives discussed the timelines, which haven’t been previously reported, in an internal presentation to employees at the company’s Cupertino, California, campus in October.

It also mentioned that Apple Vice President Mike Rockwell, who heads the team responsible for Apple’s AR and virtual reality initiatives, led the meeting, which included new details about the design and features of the AR headset.

AR and VR capabilities

The report highlighted that it has AR and VR capabilities, uses external cameras to map the user’s surroundings, and has a high-resolution display to show information and blend virtual objects with the real world.

Earlier this month, Apple partnered with a game development company for its AR headset scheduled to launch in 2020. According to a MacRumors report, Apple could launch the Valve-partnered AR headset during the second half of 2020.

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