Apple AR/VR headset may launch with over 100k iPad apps — here's a peek into the library

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We're about six weeks away from the rumored launch of the Apple AR/VR headset, and according to Bloomberg, it will be capable of running over 100,000 iPad applications. Having instant access to the massive iPad app library should give Apple's VR headset an enormous boost and entice those who may still be on the fence due to its rumored $3,000 price tag. 

Apple's first foray into an AR/VR headset will include apps for fitness, gaming, e-reading, and the ability to watch your favorite sporting events. Apple's core applications, like FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Siri, are expected to be along for the ride. When you add the thousands of third-party apps currently available for iPad, it looks like Apple's mixed-reality headset will launch locked and loaded to conquer the VR market. 

Apple AR/VR headset battery

The Bloomberg report also mentions that Apple's new AR/VR headset will come with an external battery pack that will connect via a special proprietary cable; the battery is reportedly similar to Apple's MagSafe battery back.

Although Apple is expected to launch its AR/VR headset this June at WWDC 2023,  the folks at Cupertino are concerned that the expected $3,000 price tag may cause consumers to balk. 

I guess we will find out in about six weeks. 

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.