Apple’s first VR/AR headset risks being delayed until 2023 and a planned unveiling at WWDC 2022 could be pushed back after development snags related to overheating, cameras and software. Company is still building support into iOS 16 and many more details:…
This isn’t the first delay for the headset. Apple had previously aimed to introduce it in 2021 and ship it this year. The company has been developing the device since around 2015 and is counting on it to be the first of many headsets that could eventually replace the iPhone.
Apple is planning to focus its 2023 WWDC on building virtual and augmented reality apps for the device, which will have an App Store. More than 2,000 Apple employees are now working on its VR and AR hardware as part of a unit called the Technology Development Group.
Apple plans for its mixed-reality device to run its own operating system -- dubbed rOS, with the “r” likely standing for “reality.” The software, codenamed Oak, is designed to focus on communication tools and media consumption.

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Judge in Epic vs Apple case says she is “inclined” to NOT grant relief for the Fornite removal (as in, to not force Apple to put it back on the App Store,) but IS “inclined” to not let Apple block Epic from developing/distributing Unreal Engine. Inclined is not a decision.
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The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not.
When I tap the screen as well with the top of my finger and the fingernail hits it (very common), it also leaves a seemingly permanent indent. Samsung is going to send a replacement and I’ll share updates.
The phone comes with this protective layer/film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you’re not supposed to (consumers won’t know either). It appeared removable in the left corner, so I took it off. I believe this contributed to the problem.
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In January, @tim_cook said Apple is accelerating initiatives to offset the slowed iPhone sales. Perhaps that is why we saw a March event with only 1 of 5 major announcements available today. TV app/channels is May, credit card is summer, video service is fall, gaming is fall.
Apple could have held new TV app and channels till WWDC in early June and released that day. Could have tied gaming service to the iPhone 11 in September, certainly was a typical WWDC/developer announcement perfect for June. They even announced macOS 10.15’s TV app early.
Only thing that was ready for March was News and that isn’t event worthy on its own. Not really even if they combo’d with last week’s hardware. The whole celebrity show made sense early too to drum up publicity. Didn’t fit in June or September events. Card could’ve been June too.
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