‘Apple Reality Pro’ to Be First of Three Apple AR/VR Headset Devices
Apple is rumoured to be working on at least three headset devices, the first of which is expected to launch with the name “Apple Reality Pro,” according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman.
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman stated that there are three Apple headsets in development, under the codes “N301,” “N602,” and “N421.”
The first of these devices, N301, is what Gurman believes will be called “Apple Reality Pro”. The device is said to be the company’s “high-end rival” to Meta’s upcoming Quest Pro headset which has recently launched. N602 is reportedly planned to be the successor to the first Apple Reality Pro headset and could come in at a lower price point. N421 is Apple’s long-rumoured augmented reality glasses device, though Gurman cautioned that it may not be released for some time.
Gurman’s latest report is the first concrete indication of what Apple’s first headset product could be called. It is worth noting that the “Reality Pro” name lines up with Apple’s recent trademark filings. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has trademarked several terms believed to be associated with its upcoming headset devices, including “Reality Processor”,”Reality Pro” and “Reality One”.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to announce its first headset as soon as January 2023, with potential features including two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 optical modules, two main processors, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, eye tracking, object tracking and hand gesture controls. The device’s approximate price point hasn’t been confirmed, but some reports indicate that it could cost around US$3,000 which is likely to translate to £3,000 for our UK audience.