Apple VR Headset and One-Hand Controller Could Be On the Way

Strap yourselves in, gamers. Tech giant Apple is reportedly weighing into the VR arena with a new Apple VR headset and one-hand controller. The sci-fi-style headset would alter the world around you, combining both augmented and virtual reality in a technology never-before-seen from Apple. The story first appeared on MacRumors, a site dedicated to leaks and launches from the cultural icon.

According to the reports, MacRumors obtained a photo from iOS 14 of what appears to be a generic-looking controller for an AR/VR headset. The controller bears a remarkably similar design to the controller for the HTC Vive Focus headset, released in 2018. This is an important tidbit of information, as back in 2017, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that Apple engineers were using HTC Vive hardware for internal testing purposes.

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The Apple VR headset photo leak comes just weeks after the company dropped its new iPad Pro and MacBook Air models. Whether the models have the ability to support VR capabilities is still up in the air, but MacRumors believes Apple may be working on something else.

“One particularly interesting augmented reality experience that Apple is testing is a “crosswalk bowling game,” which we believe may allow Apple engineers to roll a virtual bowling ball across the crosswalk to knock down virtual bowling pins on the other side of the street while waiting for the pedestrian light to change from stop to go,” an article read.

Whether the Apple VR headset and one-hand controller is officially going ahead is anyone’s guess, but you can’t help but imagine an augmented reality bowling alley is a pretty damn sweet idea.

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