Apple AR/VR headset’s software features leaked, and I’m so excited
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In addition to detailing the proprietary charging cable of the external battery powering the mixed reality headset, a new report from Mark Gurman also explains some of the AR/VR headset’s software features. If the Bloomberg reporter’s information is accurate, then there’s reason to be optimistic about the upcoming wearable computer. The gadget will be able to run iPad apps in addition to delivering new computing experiences. That’s enough to get me very excited.
After all, I said I’d line up to buy the AR/VR headset. I’m hoping that I’ll find a good use for Apple’s newest gadget until a future version eventually replaces the iPhone.
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Gurman says in his Power On newsletter that Apple is taking the same approach to the AR/VR headset as it did with the Apple Watch. The company is throwing the kitchen sink at the mixed reality headset, and then it’ll wait for consumers will do what they did with the original Apple Watch. They used the first-gen product and informed Apple of what they wanted to do with the device.
The Apple Watch’s main feature is health and fitness tracking. The ability to deliver notifications is also highly-praised. But these features weren’t obvious when Apple launched its first smartwatch nearly a decade ago.
With that in mind, It’s not surprising to hear that Apple will want to add as many features as possible to the AR/VR headset. And mixed reality does offer Apple more wiggle room than the Apple Watch.
For starters, the new device will feature an M2 processor and two 4K displays. That will let Apple run virtually all iPhone/iPad and Mac apps. And of course, there will also be novel software created exclusively for the mixed reality headset.
Gurman says the AR/VR headset will run most of Apple’s iPad apps in mixed reality. “That includes Books, Camera, Contacts, FaceTime, Files, Freeform, Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, Music, Notes, Photos, Reminders, Safari, Stocks, TV and Weather,” Gurman says.
The rumored Wellness app is also on the list. On top of that, it’ll run hundreds of…