Apple in Talks with Disney for Its New VR Headset

Apple in Talks with Disney for Its New VR Headset

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: January 24, 2023

Apple Inc is in talks with Walt Disney Co and several other media partners to create virtual reality (VR) content for its long-awaited mixed-reality (MR) headset.  

The headset developed by Sony will have two ultra-high-resolution displays and multiple external cameras to depict an augmented reality (AR) “pass-through mode,” according to a Bloomberg report. Apple, Sony, and Disney have yet to reveal further details on the talks. 

The headset, potentially named Apple Reality Pro, will allow users to utilize real-world objects in order to trigger a VR reaction. 

It will feature an interface similar to the iOS but in 3D, advanced eye and hand tracking systems, and the option to toggle between AR and VR – without needing a physical controller.  

Users can also connect their Mac to the device, see Mac’s display in VR and control it using a physical keyboard and mouse.  

Apple is also looking into updating its own Apple TV+ service to be compatible with the headset and integrating Facetime video chatting features into the device. 

Retailing at $3,000, the MR headset is expected to launch in Apple’s spring event later this year.  

With features that seamlessly blend AR and VR capabilities, these headsets show how collaborations between tech titans and the top AR/VR companies can redefine how we interact with technology.

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