This mixed reality interface will have a similar theme and style as that of Microsoft HoloLens, but with the special Apple aesthetic applied on top. It will not be very heavy or uncomfortable on the eyes, but at the same time will provide a grand experience of virtual reality to the user.
Reportedly, the upcoming Apple product will enable Extended Reality, or XR, which is a phrase that refers to both augmented and virtual reality. In order to enable a better user experience on AR/VR Headsets, Apple is also revamping some of its core apps, including Maps and Messenger, to suit the new look and feel. The company is also working on a software development kit that will enable other third-party developers to create apps on this platform.
While there is no concrete information on the date of the device’s launch, it is expected to happen in the first half of 2023 and become commercially available by the second half of the year across all global markets. We expect the new xrOS to launch alongside the device, with future updates being launched alongside other Apple software.