Apple seems set to go head-to-head with Facebook, aka Meta, when both firms ship mixed-reality headsets starting next year. This conflict has been brewing for a while, and we know both Apple and Facebook have radically different business propositions. While one firm values privacy, the other at present is widely perceived as not valuing very much.
Bloomberg now tells us we should expect Apple’s take on a mixed reality headset as early as 2022. (There had been some speculation it could come as early as this year.) Warning that these systems will not be cheap, Bloomberg also reports that they will carry advanced processor, display, and sensor technologies, and will support “avatar-based” features.