1: apple is expected to unveil its reality pro headset this spring, which combines virtual reality (vr) and mixed reality (mr) functions. the headset features two micro oled screens for each eye, providing an 8k resolution image with motorized lenses for automatic adjustment and custom, snap-on prescription lenses for glasses wearers. apple is reportedly developing a realityos operating system, along with experiential versions of apps and avenues to consume media and games. ceo tim cook is not a fan of the term “metaverse” and apple has allowed app store developers to sell nfts, taking a 30% cut of all sales.
2: apple’s decisions are expected to have a significant impact on the future of web3 adoption and open platforms. rivals like fortnite maker epic games are waging legal battles against apple and google in the hopes of opening up their app ecosystems, while apple is reportedly looking to comply with upcoming european union (eu) regulations by allowing iphone and ipad users to install apps from external, third-party sources. mark zuckerberg believes apple is making its own play towards the metaverse and is in a “very deep, philosophical competition” with meta.
3: apple has a penchant for creating its own unique branded experiences, and the reality pro headset is a powerful, fully-loaded device that features an outward-facing screen that displays the user’s eyes from inside the headset. it comes with a m2 processor from the firm’s macs and a series of cameras and sensors for leg movement tracking. apple ceo tim cook has expressed interest in cryptocurrency and the company has listed job openings with crypto experience required. these decisions are likely an effort to remain competitive in the ever-evolving tech industry and provide users with the best possible experience.