We may not know much about what it is or what it’s good for, but obviously you’ll regret not wasting that $3,000 on your kids’ college education.
Macalope is, of course, talking about the Apple headset, the device that will be unveiled at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference if literally everyone is to be believed.
Oculus founder cryptically says Apple headset is ‘so good’ ahead of expected WWDC presentation
In a cryptic Twitter post on Sunday night [Palmer] Lucky simply tweeted, “Apple’s headset is very good.”
Did he… eat one?
No, no, it seems to be talking about the user experience of the device. And if you can’t trust the guy who uses the name from Lord of the Rings for his dystopian start-up selling drones to the military… well, it’s probably a good instinct actually.
However, he does appear to have some insider knowledge, perhaps talking to someone with more personal experience, such as one of the first third-party developers that Apple works with.
“Dude, he’s got new cuffs.”
“Dude, no way. Then you tell me that he has hangers-on.
Dude, he has one too!
By the way, my dudes.
Lucky certainly knows a thing or two about AR/VR headsets, having sold Oculus VR to Facebook back in 2014. He has since left the venture, so he can say whatever he wants about competing products and how delicious they are. Facebook took Oculus and, after years of research and hard work, got it to the point where it might someday have legs. Just not yet.
LEGS HEAVY, OK?
In subsequent comments [Luckey] said that inside Apple there is high confidence in the launch of the headset.
TRUST IS HIGH. I REPEAT: TRUST IS HIGH.
Lucky isn’t the only one hyping the much-touted device. At the end of last month, a tester said that users would be “overwhelmed” by this device. And it looks like Apple is ready to go, even if it doesn’t initially expect to sell that much.
“Apple’s next big thing is reportedly coming just a few weeks after its debut”
Kuo previously said the launch could be delayed, but now he says a headset announcement is “highly likely” and the company is “well prepared” for the launch. And speaking of cuffs and hangers, Apple had to line up the following pieces:
Micro OLED Display: Sony
Two processors: TSMC
Case: Everwin Precision
Camera Modules: Cowell
External battery: Goretek
So is it waterproof?
Oh sorry, it’s Gor-Tex. Macalop regrets the deliberate mistake. As are his readers, no doubt.
For $3,000, it should probably be waterproof.
Apple expects to only sell one headset per day at every retail store…
Will the staff sing the song when they bring it to you? Like ordering a flaming dessert at a fast food chain next to a mall?
Oh you order a headset
Tim glad you did it
Worth three thousand dollars
The name of our manager is Sid
This may require some work. Just threw it in there. I was told that at this stage there are no bad ideas.
Considering the many components in this device, the high price tag is not surprising, especially if you come from a company that is not afraid of high price tags. Unless, like Macalop, you’re planning to magically introduce a new tax bracket in the near future, take comfort in the fact that one per day per store means that Apple generates a small amount of such taxes. As the number of orders increases, the cost per unit will decrease.
In the meantime, if you know anyone from Palmer Luckeys, convince them to buy it. The faster the millionaires scoop them up, the faster prices will drop and the faster we can get them.