Apple has reportedly enlisted Hollywood directors like Jon Favreau to create video content for its long-rumored mixed reality headset. According to The New York Times, the filmmaker is developing an experience that brings the dinosaurs from Prehistoric Planet, the original Apple TV+ series he helped produce, to life on the device.
Confirming recent coverage from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, The Times states that the headset is “expected to ship next year.” It will reportedly have a design reminiscent of ski goggles. With the start of WWDC 2022 just days away, it’s unclear if Apple has anything to say about the device on Monday.
However, The Times reports that the company plans to announce new software tools that will allow developers to add additional camera and voice features to their apps, creating the framework for experiences you could navigate without a visual interface.
Citing “two people familiar with the project,” The Times reports that “ongoing challenges” with battery life have prompted Apple to delay the headset until 2023. That’s broadly in line with the report. Bloomberg at the beginning of the year said the company is likely to slow down the device due to development issues such as overheating.
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