UploadVR Is Attending Apple's WWDC23 Keynote On June 5
UploadVR will attend the Apple WWDC23 keynote, where an Apple AR/VR headset will reportedly be unveiled.
Rumored to have been in development for many years, numerous reports suggest the VR and AR capable Apple headset, believed to be branded Apple Reality Pro, will be publicly announced during WWDC23. Running for five days, Apple’s annual conference starts with a keynote address on June 5 at 10am PT.
UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton has been invited to attend the keynote in person. Draw from that what conclusions you may.
A drawing by The Information of a 2021 prototype of Apple’s headset
When Apple announced its latest annual conference back in March, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple planned to unveil the headset at WWDC23, and his recent reporting sticks by these claims. This was further reinforced by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated last week it’s “highly likely” the headset will be revealed at WWDC23.
There’s been increasing talk about what Apple’s headset can offer too, and last weekend’s Bloomberg report from Gurman discussed the execs behind the software, hardware, content and marketing. The report claims Apple executive Phil Schiller pushed for Apple’s headset to have a “strong gaming component,” which alleged that gaming wasn’t a focus until recently.
Building on these expectations is Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who recently claimed that he’s seen an early version of the Apple headset. “I have not seen the final headset, but I have seen an earlier version of the headset and it is excellent. It is gonna be a huge deal,” he claimed in a recent Twitter Spaces interview, speaking with Peter Diamandis, Executive Chairman of non-profit organization XPRIZE.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Apple Headset Rumor Roundup.