Apple is set to launch its first major product in a decade on Monday with the introduction of its virtual-reality headset. The announcement is expected to overshadow other new tools and services that will be unveiled at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The headset, which has been rumored to be called "Reality Pro," is said to have a range of features that are aimed more at developers than consumers. Reports suggest it could cost as much as $3,000 and run on an operating system called xrOS. It will reportedly feature high-definition screens in front of the user's eyes and allow them to see and interact with their environment.
The device is also said to be a standalone device with Apple silicon chips that will put performance on par with Apple's Macs. It will have two 8K displays per eye for a total resolution of 16K, along with eye tracking technology and advanced haptic feedback for realistic interactions.
The headset is expected to be just one of many products announced by Apple at WWDC this week. Other announcements could include new versions of iOS and macOS, updates to existing products like the iPad Pro, AirPods 3, and HomePod Mini, as well as new services such as Apple TV+, iCloud+, and more.
It remains to be seen whether or not Apple's virtual reality headset can succeed where other similar products have failed in the past. But if anyone can make it work, it's likely going to be Apple.