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“The next iOS version will receive fewer innovations due to the arrival of the Apple VR headset” – Games – News

Upcoming versions of iOS and macOS may receive fewer major updates than previously planned, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports. According to him, this is related to the arrival of an unannounced Apple VR headset. According to sources, it will be revealed this spring.

Gorman speaks About several times the arrival of the headset has been delayed and the last time was at the end of last year. Apple had planned to introduce the headset this month and start shipping later this year, but the company is now aiming for a reveal in the spring, at least before its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Gorman reported this based on unnamed sources.

The headset will already be shared with a small number of developers for testing purposes, so apps can actually be built. The device will run on an operating system known internally at Apple as Borealis, which should be officially called xrOS to the outside. The assumed official name will be Reality Pro and deliveries will begin in the fall.

In order to achieve introduction and delivery in the current year, Apple had withdrawn funds and manpower from other hardware and software departments. And that has consequences for those other projects, which in some cases have already had to deal with delays and cutbacks and the consequences of an economic downturn.

According to Gurman, this has consequences for iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, among others, but it’s not clear if and how many updates these later versions will receive, and what exactly those features are.

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Moreover, a new high-end version of the Mac Pro was to be cancelled. Apple will only release a version with the M2 Ultra, which makes it a dubious purchase compared to the Mac Studio, and the new Mac Pro will also look identical compared to the 2019 version. Users won’t be able to upgrade the working memory themselves, because it’s connected to the M2 Ultra chip.

Regarding the iPad, according to Gurman, no major updates are expected in 2023. OLED screens are not expected to arrive until the first half of 2024. Also regarding the Apple Watch, there is not much to expect in terms of hardware for this year and there will be no plans to launch New Apple TV in 2023.