1: apple is reportedly set to unveil its first major venture into the metaverse this spring, with a hybrid augmented reality (ar) and virtual reality (vr) headset. the device, which may be called the reality pro, is expected to be announced ahead of the company’s worldwide developers conference (wwdc) in june. apple ceo tim cook and mark zuckerberg, ceo of meta, have both expressed their opinions on the potential of the metaverse.
2: apple reality pro is anticipated to be a top-of-the-line device, with a hefty price tag of $3,000. this standalone headset, with no need for a computer or phone, is set to offer users the ability to overlay digital imagery on their physical environment, and also provide them with immersive vr experiences. reports suggest that the headset’s operating system is called xros, but is known internally as “borealis.”
3: apple’s closed “walled garden” software ecosystem has been incompatible with the web3 notion of a metaverse. recent reports suggest that apple will soon allow iphone and ipad users to install apps from external sources in order to comply with changing european union regulations. this could pave the way for apple to make a foray into the world of mixed-reality headsets. it remains to be seen if either firm will use web3 technology to support their respective visions of the future of the internet. meta is one of the key players who are working on this vision, but has not committed to using web3 technology to build it.