Apple to reveal Mixed Reality headset "in the next several months" according to reports

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Apple will announce its upcoming Mixed Reality headset "sometime in the next several months", as reported by Bloomberg.

However, the hybrid device will not be revealed during the June 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Instead, Apple will host a separate in-person event worthy of "such a critical announcement", expected to be some point after WWDC.

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When will Apple reveal its Mixed Reality headset?

If we are to believe the Bloomberg reports, we could expect Apple to announce its upcoming headset in the summer. This would place the event in between WWDC and the annual Autumn iPhone reveal. This timing would also allow Apple to potentially host an in-person event, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout.

This would make sense. WWDC is more focused on the software side of Apple, with announcements expected to cover OS updates instead.

Of course, we'd recommend taking this with a pinch of salt until Apple confirms the event and the existence of the Mixed Reality headset.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021
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WWDC will take place from June 7-11.

What is the Apple Mixed Reality headset?

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Apple's upcoming headset is rumoured to be a hybrid device that combines elements of both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).

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According to the latest reports, the headset will feature 15 cameras and eye-tracking technology that allows for up to 8K resolutions.

The Mixed Reality device could launch in 2022 for upwards of $1000, and will weigh just 150g.

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