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By Dan Moren for Macworld
As was the case with past Apple products that were highly anticipated (such as the iPhone and the Apple Watch), the number of reports and rumors circling an Apple AR/VR headset have intensified, from sources both reputable and otherwise. There have been renders and mockups, specs and chips, and capability theories aplenty. At this point, it would be more surprising if Apple didn’t announce a mixed reality headset next year.
But setting aside all the information garnered from the likes of supply chains and analysts, it’s always worth taking a step back and looking at what Apple is doing right now that might provide clues as to where it’s headed. The company is meticulous about laying groundwork for new products in its existing line-up, and if it’s rolling out something as major as a brand new platform sometime in the next six to nine months, you can bet that today’s Apple devices hold some indications.