Apple's VR Headset Won't Make You Live In The Metaverse

Apple’s entry into the virtual reality headset market will be a stark departure from their competition, according to Mark Gurman.

Apple VR headset
A render of what the VR headset could look like

According to Mark Gurman; “I’ve been told pretty directly that the idea of a completely virtual world where users can escape to — like they can in Meta Platforms/Facebook’s vision of the future — is off limits from Apple. Executives today at the highest levels of the company, and in the past like Jony Ive, have pushed for the virtual reality headset to not be an all-day device, and instead one that can be used for bursts of gaming, communication and content consumption”.

Apple’s AR/VR headset is rumored to launch later in 2022 and will be Apple’s first major product introduction since Apple Watch in 2015