According to a Financial Times report, Apple intends to introduce a mixed reality headset this year against the wishes of the development team.
What is known
According to the publication, the launch of Apple’s first headset appears to have been the cause of major controversy within Apple. Designers and developers insist that devices in this category are not yet ready to launch. They would like to delay the release until lightweight augmented reality glasses are mature a few years later.
However, Apple’s operating team wanted to release an early version of the product in the form of a ski-goggle-like VR-focused headset that allows users to watch 3D video, do interactive workouts, or make FaceTime calls with virtual avatars.
Apple CEO Tim Cook overruled objections from Apple designers and pushed for a more limited product this year. It is believed that the headset is a kind of legacy of Tim Cook – it is an innovative product for Apple, developed entirely under his leadership.
Incidentally, Apple’s mixed reality headset has been in active development for seven years now. This is twice as long as the development of the original iPhone before its launch.
Source: Financial Times