Apple AR, VR headset with content from Hollywood directors, says a report

Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset could face anything with the help of dinosaurs and Hollywood directors, according to a report on Saturday. The company tapped into it Mandalorian and iron man Director Jon Favreau, executive producer of Apple TV Plus doc Prehistoric Planet, to bring this show’s dinos to the headset, according to the New York Times.

The Times, citing unnamed sources, also says ongoing battery performance challenges mean the headset won’t be out until next year. This confirms an earlier report we should not expect to see the device at Apple’s WWDC Developer conference next week.

However, the news agency says that the company WWDC The plan is to introduce software tools that apps will use to add new camera and voice capabilities, laying the groundwork for a hands-free interface that can eventually be used with the headset.

With the help of Favreau and other Hollywood directors, Apple is trying to create compelling apps for his headsetto differentiate yourself from competing virtual and augmented reality offerings such as Facebook mother Meta and Microsoftsays the Times.

VR headsets (or goggles or goggles) are designed to immerse wearers in a digital world where they can interact with virtual objects and each other’s avatars. AR devices don’t go quite that far; Instead, they overlay the real world with digital objects. The devices are viewed by some as the gateway to the next great revolution in computing: a virtual empire called the metaverse.

However, this vision has been met with skepticism in some circles, with critics pointing to everything from concerns about bullying and harassment to problems with excessive screen time. Apple’s headset efforts themselves have been divisive, the Times reports, saying at least two members of the company’s industrial design crew have left Apple in part “because they had concerns about creating a product that could change the way people do things.” interact with each other.”

Apple has not responded to a request for comment on the Times report.

There are many stories and rumors surrounding Apple’s headset. You can update yourself with them here. More information about the WWDC can be found here preview. Also here is How to watch WWDC 2022and here is where you can find CNET’s full coverage of WWDC 2022.

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