Did Apple just confirm the Reality Pro headset is coming?

The internet thinks they just may have...

A mock-up of the soon-to-be-released Apple Reality AR/VR headset, in four colours, on a white background
(Image credit: Ahmed Chenni, Freelancer.com)

With WWDC 2023 just around the corner, many are speculating about what could be on show. Rumours suggest we'll get a look at everything from a 15-inch MacBook Air to software like MacOS 14 and iOS 17.

But by far the most anticipated release is the Apple Reality Pro headset. Set to signal Apple's first public exploration into the world of AR, MR or VR headsets, the Reality Pro is rumoured to cost around $3,000.

It's all still rumour though. While some leaks have emerged, the device hasn't been officially confirmed – or has it?

One user on Twitter seems to think it has been confirmed by Apple themselves. Basic Apple Guy, a well-known Apple fan on the site, believes there's a hidden message in a recent post from the Cupertino company. In a short clip shared on the platform, some of the text is removed to spell out, "VR headset unveiled at WWDC."

Okay, it's a bit of a stretch to get there. The V is fashioned from the top of a Y, so it doesn't really spell that at all. There's also no pattern to the spaces left between the letters – not essential, but surely something you'd aspire to if you wanted to leave a cryptic message somewhere?

From what we've heard about the Reality Pro headset, it's also not entirely accurate. It's been called a Mixed Reality headset, rather than a Virtual Reality headset. The paragraph does start with an M though, so who knows...

Regardless, we don't have long to wait. WWDC kicks off on Monday the 5th of June, with the keynote speech expected to be the site of the unveiling. You can find more details on how to watch WWDC here.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.