Apple was in talks with half a dozen media partners, including Walt Disney, to develop virtual reality content for its mixed reality headset, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
Developed with Sony Group, the headset will have two ultra-high resolution displays to handle VR aspects and an array of external cameras to enable augmented reality “pass-through mode”, the report says.
He added that the tech giant was working on updating its own Apple TV+ hardware to work with the headphones.
Disney, Apple and Sony did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Tim Cook’s Apple plans to unveil its first mixed reality headset this year.
RM is one of three types of extended reality technologies often associated with the Metaverse. An MR headset could allow the wearer to use a real-world object to trigger a reaction from the virtual world.
The iPhone maker’s MR headset is set to 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’ virtual headset and MR Quest Pro, which launched late last year for $1,500.