Apple's WWDC 2023 Invites Hint at Impending VR Headset Launch

Apple’s WWDC 2023 Invites Hint at Impending VR Headset Launch

Apple’s WWDC 2023 invites have been sent out to members of the press and the developer community, providing a strong indication that the company is set to unveil its long-awaited VR headset. While the conference primarily focuses on software upgrades, it has historically included hardware announcements as well, and this year’s event is expected to showcase the Apple VR headset.

The invites themselves do not explicitly reveal details about the headset but feature a predominantly black design with a rainbow-colored ring resembling the iconic loop building at Apple Park. They provide brief information about the opening keynote, scheduled for June 5 at 10 am PT (1 pm ET / 6 pm BST / 3 am ACT on June 6).

The hint about the VR headset lies not in the invite design but in the recipients of the invites. In addition to regular attendees, Apple has invited VR specialists such as UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton, indicating that some form of VR or AR announcement is likely imminent, whether it involves hardware, software, or both.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed by Apple, rumors surrounding the development of an Apple VR headset have been circulating. Those familiar with the project have described it as impressive, with notable figures like the founder of Oculus expressing optimism about the device. Speculated features include a micro OLED display from Sony, dual processors from Apple’s chip partner TSMC, and 12 camera modules from Cowell. However, if the rumors are true, the Apple VR headset is expected to come with a premium price tag of $3,000.

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