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What to expect at Apple's event, from the iPhone 7 to a VR headset

Oscar Raymundo | Sept. 7, 2016
A new iPhone is just hours away, and a new Apple Watch too. What about the rest of it: Apple TV, new Macs, and Apple's take on VR? We handicap every rumor before the biggest Apple hardware event of the year.

One more thing: a VR headset?

When it comes to Apple’s ambitious plans, we know that the Apple Car won’t be ready until at least 2019 or 2020, depending on whom you ask. However, we’ve also heard about Apple’s ambitions in the realm of virtual reality. The rumor is that Apple has created a super-secret team to work on a VR headset and Tim Cook has said that VR does have some “interesting applications.” Which is what he said about wearables right before the launch of the Apple Watch.

What we haven’t heard is a viable launch date. Could Apple be ready to unleash its competitor to Samsung’s Gear VR, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and Microsoft’s HoloLens? Revealing an Apple VR headset this week would certainly draw attention away from a predictable and underwhelming iPhone refresh...

But as fun as it is to imagine, we’re not seriously expecting Apple to make this announcement just yet. At least not anywhere else other than in our dreams.

 

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