Apple is expected to reveal its new Apple Watch in late October, but the company has yet to announce its new VR headset.
Rumors that Apple will announce the Apple Watch2 in early November, as originally reported by TechRadar, have been widely shared, and we’ve now confirmed that Apple is currently planning to announce a VR headset that will work with Apple Watch.
The news comes as Apple announced its new iPhone X and X Plus smartphones, both of which are based on the Apple Pencil, an augmented reality (AR) tool that Apple acquired in 2016.
The Apple Pencecil uses Apple’s own proprietary hardware, and it works with the iPhone, iPad, and Mac to create an augmented-reality experience.
The Apple Pencillos, in the same vein as Apple’s Apple Watch, are both built using Apple’s proprietary hardware.
However, it seems that Apple isn’t just building AR apps for the ApplePencil; it’s also building a VR app for Apple Watch that will use the Applewatch as the platform for VR experiences.
The new Apple Watches are expected to launch in early 2020, and Apple Watch owners will be able to use Apple’s augmented reality tools to create a virtual reality experience using their own hardware.
Apple also announced the launch of Apple Watch Pro, a new version of its augmented reality platform that will run on the iPhone X. The company is also set to introduce the Apple Watcher, an app that will allow users to use their own physical objects in virtual reality experiences.