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Apple XR touted to make WWDC 2023 debut with cutting-edge, super-slim first-gen headset

The latest "Apple Reality" render. (Source: Marcus Kane)
The latest "Apple Reality" render. (Source: Marcus Kane)
Apple is now backed by more industry leaders than ever before to re-imagine itself as the next big extended-reality (XR) brand during its imminent WWDC23 event. The Cupertino giant is now tipped to offer the conference's attendees the chance to test the hardware in question in person, which, according to the latest leaks, will strive to stay ahead of its competition with high-tech internals and a compelling UX.

The designer Marcus Kane has posted the latest renders of the device believed by many - XRAI Glass CEO Dan Scarfe included - to spearhead Apple's ambition to successfully move "life beyond smartphones" (or so Tim Cook might hope) as of the first day of WWDC23 (June 5, 2023 - or less than 24 hours from now).

The "Reality-series" headset is thus now touted to "legitimize work many companies have been doing for years" in a much slimmer form-factor than previously thought, currently portrayed as more like fancy goggles than a gaming headset - albeit ones powered by an M2 platform and 16GB of RAM.

The first-gen Apple visor is in fact now touted not to be much thicker than a top-end iPhone, yet still pack all the most relevant and cutting-edge tech it needs to deliver the "killer" xrOS-powered experience in 4K.

That, of course, implies that the headset is incapable of accommodating any other type of glasses - in fact, it is now portrayed as being available to order with custom (and, of course, optional) corrective lens replacements.

If so, the first-gen product could indeed represent a whole new multiverse of 'Apple tax'. Either way, it is said to have its first public demo live in a space made of the Apple headquarters' soccer pitch temporarily converted into an enclosed space immediately after the WWDC23 State of the Union address.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-06- 4 (Update: 2023-06- 4)