Apple Set to Launch Mixed-Reality Headset in 2021

Apple is devoting 2023 to launching a long-awaited mixed-reality headset, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The device has been in development for several years.

This new device, reportedly resembling ski goggles, will have multiple cameras to track user movements and show real-time visuals of the world around them.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has voiced his enthusiasm for augmented reality multiple times in recent years. In 2021 he told Kara Swisher, “[AR] is a critically important part of Apple’s future and its potential is even greater down the line.”

Apple’s upcoming product will offer a mixed-reality experience, allowing users to explore both augmented and virtual reality. Although details are still limited, it is easier for the company to contain software leaks than product ones.

Apple is set to unveil its new device, possibly called Reality Pro, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Already, developers are building apps for the rumored xrOS platform.

WWDC is the perfect spot to launch this product: many developers who create apps and games for Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs and Watches will be watching. Popular apps on this new platform are essential for the headset’s long-term success.

Apple’s 2023 could involve a 15-inch MacBook Air and a new Mac Pro

Mark Gurman shared Apple’s plans for 2023, which include their mixed-reality headset but few surprises.

The MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, AirPods, iPad mini, iPad Air and base iPad model will all receive improved components boosting their specs. However there won’t be any significant design changes or new features. The Apple TV and iPad Pro stay the same.

Apple’s lineups may soon include a 15-inch MacBook Air, the return of the large HomePod, and an all-new Mac Pro. Although Intel currently powers the Mac Pro, Apple is rumored to be switching it over to their own ARM processor. Bloomberg reports that this new model will closely resemble its predecessor.

The M2 Ultra will be featured in the Mac Studio, but users can’t upgrade RAM due to a unified memory approach. Although it may be hard to choose between the Mac Pro and Mac Studio, revenue isn’t an issue as the Pro is not a big moneymaker.

Apple’s most important product is the iPhone 15, and production is on track. 9to5mac reports that the Dynamic Island could be included in all four models of this phone: iPhone 15, Plus, Pro and Pro Max.

This year, Apple will switch the iPhone’s charging port from its Lightning connector to USB-C in compliance with EU’s mandate. Many iPhone users have eagerly awaited this upgrade!

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