Apple Reality Operating System (or rOS for short) just seemed to be rebranded to Apple xrOS. Analysts took it as a hint that Apple was close to launching its mixed or eXtended Reality (XR) device as planned for early 2023. New reports indicate that headset shipment is delayed to the second half of 2023 due to software-related issues.
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Reports indicate that Apple rebranded Reality OS (rOS) to xrOS
Shipment of the mixed reality device seems delayed to second half of 2023
Expected volume less than 500.000 units in 2023 at a price of ~3.000 USD
Next to Sony Playstation VR, the Japanese tech company is expanding its footprint in the metaverse with the announcement of Sony Mocopi, a live motion-tracking system featuring 6 wearable trackers available in late January 2023 for around $360.
Key points about Sony Mocopi
Sony introduces a new live motion-tracking system called Mocopi
Mocopi will be available late January 2023 for around 360 USD/EUR
A total of 6 trackers, charged in 90 minutes for 10 hours battery life
One for the head, one of the hip, two for ankles and two for hands
Niantic, best known for Pokémon Go, revealed its upcoming Augmented Reality headset for outdoor use. Combine this with its super precise visual positioning system called Lightship VPS and you’ll get a glimpse of what the near future of a city-wide metaverse holds.
Key insights on outdoor Niantic AR2 versus indoor VR/AR