Gurman: 'Apple Reality Pro' to Be First of Three Apple AR/VR Headset Devices

Apple is working on at least three augmented-reality and virtual-reality headset devices, the first of which will likely launch with the name "Apple Reality Pro," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

apple ar headset concept 2Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo

In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that there are a minimum of three Apple headsets actively in development that he is aware of, under the codes "N301," "N602," and "N421."

The first of these devices, N301, is what Gurman believes will be called "Apple Reality Pro." Apple Reality Pro is said to be the company's "high-end rival" to Meta's upcoming Quest Pro headset. N602 is reportedly the successor to the first Apple Reality Pro headset and could come in at a lower price point. N421 is Apple's long-rumored augmented reality glasses device, though Gurman cautioned that it may not launch for some time.

Gurman's latest report is the first concrete indication of what Apple's first headset product could be called. It is worth noting that the "Reality Pro" name lines up with Apple's recent trademark filings. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has trademarked several terms believed to be associated with its upcoming headset devices, including "Reality Processor," "Reality Pro," and "Reality One."

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to announce its first headset as soon as January next year, with potential features including two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 optical modules, two main processors, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, eye tracking, object tracking, and hand gesture controls. The device's approximate price point is as yet unclear, but some reports indicate that it could cost around $3,000.

Related Roundup: AR/VR Headset

Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
21 weeks ago

Apple’s naming conventions are going off the deep end. “Apple Reality Pro” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. There’s a lot at stake at Apple for this device and they’re starting off with an unmarketable name.


There really isn’t anyone over at Apple to lose their shh on bad ideas and when executives come up short of perfection. It’s becoming clear as the years go by that Steve Jobs’ hot temper was one of the secret spices to Apple’s success.
meanwhile, Steve Jobs was absolutely convinced that the perfect name for their big return computer, the colorful all in one that would begin Apple’s huge rise to the top was “MacMan”.
He had to basically have the name “iMac” shoved down his throat until he finally relented.
Also let’s not forget about the early alternate names for the iPhone, the “telepod”, the “Mobi” and the “Tripod”.
Yeah, but Steve’s names are what brought Apple success…
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicole1980 Avatar
21 weeks ago
Omg, I will be so happy when Apple stops putting the 'pro' label on every ******* thing they make.
Give it a rest
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
21 weeks ago
So basically what we already knew from months ago...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darngooddesign Avatar
21 weeks ago

Apple’s naming conventions are going off the deep end. “Apple Reality Pro” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. There’s a lot at stake at Apple for this device and they’re starting off with an unmarketable name.
No one calls the iPhone by its full name "Apple iPhone" so 'Reality Pro' does roll off the tongue well.

Same is true for almost every device apple makes or has made like the Apple iPad, Apple iPod, Apple AirPods, Apple Newton, etc.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
21 weeks ago
Apple’s naming conventions are going off the deep end. “Apple Reality Pro” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. There’s a lot at stake at Apple for this device and they’re starting off with an unmarketable name.

There really isn’t anyone over at Apple to lose their shh on bad ideas and when executives come up short of perfection. It’s becoming clear as the years go by that Steve Jobs’ hot temper was one of the secret spices to Apple’s success.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
21 weeks ago
I’ll be interested once I can actually pretend to be in Hawaii, not Sims rendered Hawaii
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone trade in

Apple Adjusts Trade-In Values for iPhones, Macs, and More

Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:40 am PST by
After announcing new Mac and HomePod models last week, Apple adjusted its trade-in values for select devices in the United States. iPhone trade-in values decreased by up to $80, and most Android smartphones also went down. Mac trade-in values remained unchanged or increased by up to $40 depending on the model, while some Apple Watch models increased in value and others decreased. Trade-in...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 7 Exclusive Features

Tuesday January 24, 2023 4:53 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least seven exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the seven features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...
Mac mini M2 2023

New 256GB Mac Mini and 512GB MacBook Pro Have Slower SSD Speeds Than Previous Models

Tuesday January 24, 2023 1:11 pm PST by
While the new Mac mini with the M2 chip has a lower $599 starting price, the base model with 256GB of storage has slower SSD read and write speeds compared to the previous-generation model with the M1 chip and 256GB of storage. A teardown of the new Mac mini shared by YouTube channel Brandon Geekabit reveals that the 256GB model is equipped with only a single 256GB storage chip, while the...
apple tv 4k red image

Apple Releases tvOS 16.3

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:10 am PST by
Apple today released tvOS 16.3, the third major point update to the tvOS 16 operating system that originally came out in September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, tvOS 16.3 comes six weeks after tvOS 16.2, an update that added Apple Music Sing. The tvOS 16.3 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌ by going to System > Software...
watchOS 9 Feature

Apple Releases watchOS 9.3 With New Watch Face, Bug Fixes

Monday January 23, 2023 10:06 am PST by
Apple today released watchOS 9.3, the third major update to the watchOS 9 operating system that first launched in September. watchOS 9.3 comes over a month after watchOS 9.2, an update that added new Workout functionality and Crash Detection optimizations. watchOS 9.3 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by opening it up and going to General > Software Update. ...
iOS 16

iOS 16.3 for iPhone Launching Next Week With These 4 New Features

Friday January 20, 2023 11:43 am PST by
In a recent press release, Apple confirmed that iOS 16.3 will be released to the public next week. The software update will be available for the iPhone 8 and newer and includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Below, we've recapped bigger features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for Apple ID accounts, worldwide ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New M2 Pro Mac Mini

Tuesday January 24, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
The new M2-series MacBook Pro and Mac mini models launched today, marking the debut of the first M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. We have the M2 Pro Mac mini on hand, and thought we'd take a look at the machine and do a series of benchmarks to see how it fits into Apple's lineup. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Base model Mac mini machines come with either an M2 or M2 Pro...
Ventura Macs Feature Blue

Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.2

Monday January 23, 2023 10:09 am PST by
Apple today released macOS Ventura 13.2, the second major update to the macOS Ventura operating system initially released in October. macOS Ventura 13.2 comes more than a month after macOS Ventura 13.1, an update that added the Freeform app and other changes. The ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System...