Apple in talks with Disney, others about VR content for new headset – Bloomberg News

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Apple Inc. was in talks with half a dozen media partners, including Walt Disney Co., to develop virtual reality (VR) content for its mixed reality headset, Bloomberg News reported Monday.

Developed in conjunction with Sony Group Corp, the headset will have two ultra-high-resolution screens to handle the VR aspects, and a collection of external cameras to enable an augmented reality “pass-through mode,” according to the report.

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It added that the tech giant was in the process of updating its own Apple TV+ stuff to work with the headset.

Disney, Apple and Sony did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Apple planned to unveil its first mixed reality (MR) headset this year.

MR is one of three types of extended reality technologies commonly associated with the metaverse. An MR headset allows the wearer to use a real-world object to trigger a response in the virtual world.

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The iPhone maker’s MR headset will launch at this year’s spring event and will cost around $3,000, according to the report.

That would be twice as much as Meta Platforms Inc’s Quest Pro virtual and MR headset, which launched late last year for $1,500.

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