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Apple plans a “Special Evening Activity” at WWDC amid launch rumours for mixed reality headsets

The first mixed reality headset from Apple is expected to be introduced at WWDC 2023 after several years of development.

On June 5, Apple’s annual developer-focused conference, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023, is scheduled to begin. The company has released the event’s itinerary. At WWDC 2023, the firm is expected to introduce updated versions of its iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems. The company’s timetable for this year, however, also includes a special event that coincides with rumours that it would put forward its first mixed reality headset coupled with a new wearable operating system.

Developer Paul Hudson (Twitter: @twostraws) discovered a microsite for a “Special Evening Activity” on June 5, following the company’s Platforms State of the Union and Meet the Teams events and the tours of the company’s offices and the inner meadow at Apple Park in California. The Cupertino company has previously confirmed that the keynote event for WWDC 2023 will begin on June 5.

According to Hudson, the business has told the few developers who have already been chosen to attend that it is a chance they “won’t want to miss.” To “discuss some of the latest announcements,” he continues, Apple will hold another event on June 6 at the Apple Developer Centre.

Developers and enthusiasts will need to wait until June 5 to find out whether any new hardware or software is showcased at the event since Apple’s webpage offers no information about what to anticipate from the event. The first mixed reality headset from Apple will reportedly be unveiled at WWDC 2023, according to reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.

According to earlier estimates, the “Reality Pro” headset from Apple might cost over $3,000 (roughly Rs. 2.50 lakh). The wearer will supposedly be able to view their surroundings even though the headset is designed to resemble ski goggles and “enclose” their eyes, due to many external cameras. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, it is also believed to be fueled by a two-hour battery pack that the wearer wears outdoors.

According to Bloomberg, Apple changed the name of its internal operating system for the mixed reality headset from realityOS to xrOS in December of last year. Apple’s alleged device is anticipated to compete with products from companies like Meta, with its Quest Pro headset, provides mixed reality experience, using extended reality (XR) technology, which includes both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).