Apple: we know a little more about the mixed reality headset that will encourage you to move

Merouan Goumiri

April 19, 2023 at 1:25 p.m.


Apple AR VR headset © 9To5 Mac

© 9to5Mac

We’ve learned a bit more about what Apple’s first mixed reality headset has in store for us in terms of features and apps.

Last March, we explained to you the long, wide and through how the launch of the Apple Reality Pro was going to be done under high pressure. On a slightly happier note, let’s discover today what could be one of the main focuses of Apple’s mixed reality headset: sport!

What features for Apple’s AR/VR headset?

For the time being, the formalization of Apple’s headphones still remains a mystery. Indeed, rumors and gossip are constantly contradicting each other as to when the Apple brand will finally decide to present its Reality Pro. While some believe that the happy event could take place during WWDC 23, others believe that the announcement would take place a little later in the year, at the same time as the reveal of the iPhone 15.

Apple headset MR © © Concept by Antonio De Rosa

© Concept by Antonio De Rosa

If, for several weeks, we have talked a lot about the hardware and the release date of the Reality Pro, it is true that we had much less information about the features of Apple’s headphones. According to Mark Gurman of Bloombergwhose information is reported to us by the site Engadget, the Apple TV application will allow future purchasers to view content in virtual environments such as the sky or the desert. In addition, particular emphasis would be placed on productivity (Pages, Keynote, etc.) and communication, including the ability to see 3D avatars of contacts on FaceTime.

Reality Pro: a lot of sport on the program?

Also according to Gurman, the Reality Pro would also focus on sports and fitness applications. To do this, Apple would provide you with some Fitness+ workouts to perform in VR. It would then possibly be possible to recreate a virtual training room with the instructor by your side, as our colleagues fromEngadget. No more need for a gym (you still have to have 3,000 euros to invest in the helmet…).

© Apple

To stay in the sports theme, the Reality Pro would also support the viewing of sports content in immersive view. As a reminder, Apple acquired NextVR in 2020, a start-up which is best known for producing and broadcasting virtual reality basketball games, all in collaboration with the NBA. Remember that the Cupertino company has broadcasting rights for Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball. The way to sport in VR therefore already seems to have been mapped out for Apple’s mixed reality headset!

Source : Engadget

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