Apple might use Siri to create apps for its mixed reality headset
Well, that’s one way to do things.
According to a report from The Information(Opens in a new window), Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset could have a truly funky method for designing user-created apps. Put simply, users may be able to speak animated AR objects (like animals) and other elements into existence using Siri. This apparently might also include the ability to scan 3D objects using an iPhone to turn them into AR models.
The Information also reported that users may be able to upload their created apps to the App Store. This would, obviously, negate or at least substantially reduce the need for someone to know how to code in order to make something for Apple’s long-rumored headset. It’d be a pretty significant leap forward for XR development, in theory, but its actual implementation could end up being simplistic or restrictive compared to real coding.
That said, it’d give people who buy the headset (said to be priced at around $3,000) something to do with it. The device, which has been dubbed “Reality Pro” in previous reporting, may be aimed more at developers than the common consumer. Apple is said to be working on a second, cheaper headset for a later release, but that one could still ring up a $1,500 price tag whenever it comes out.
Regardless, it may be fun to ask Siri to generate a giant dog or something, if this ever comes to pass.