As the release date of Apple’s first AR/VR headset, the Reality Pro, approaches, the rumor mill has begun to spread more and more information about it. According to the most recent reports, Apple is not developing any dedicated applications for its VR headset. Instead, the headwear reportedly supports all iPad applications that are already optimized for large displays.
The Apple Reality Pro headset is also rumored to include diversions, fitness services, and a virtual book-reading application. Apple is rumored to be concentrating on developing dedicated VR/AR apps in the coming days, and the complete library of iPad apps should provide ample content and resources for play.
Before the release of the Reality Pro, the battery support has also been disclosed as an intriguing detail. The xrOS-powered virtual reality headset will require an external battery identical to Apple’s MagSafe battery packs, which magnetically attach to the headset and can be carried in a pocket.
An extra battery pack will power the Apple Reality Pro headset, which will include games, fitness services, and a virtual book reading app.
This would allow the headgear to have a small form factor and lightweight construction. Moreover, a single battery case can reportedly power a headset for up to two hours.
The headset is rumored to feature a USB Type-C connector, and the battery pack is also rumored to have a USB Type-C port. The battery pack is rumored to be comparable in size to an iPhone, and consumers may be able to purchase additional battery packs if necessary.
In 2017, Apple hired a former NASA scientist and began developing its first AR/VR headgear. Currently, it is believed that the Reality Pro will cost around $3,000, making it one of the most expensive VR headsets for consumers.
Other notable features of the Reality Pro headset include a portal to watch live sports in VR mode, an emphasis on gaming, the ability to connect the headset to an external display, an enhanced FreeForm app for enhanced creative collaborations, and the ability to control the headset with eye and hand movements.
Apple is rumored to unveil its first AR/VR headset at the May 5 WWDC event. During the event, the company will demonstrate all of the main features of the Reality Pro headset and provide additional information on the same.