Stunning Apple VR headset design 'revealed' ahead of rumoured launch THIS year

APPLE fans have been given a sneak peek of what the tech giant's long-rumoured virtual reality headset could look like.

Talk is mounting that the top secret project may finally be announced at some point later this year.

It is expected to feature a mix of virtual reality (immersing you in a virtual world) and augmented reality (overlaying computer images on the real world).

More than 12 cameras are tipped to be built-in, for tracking hand movements and showing users AR visuals.

Mock-up images, put together by LetsGoDigital and Concept Creator, reveal just how the slick headset could turn out.

They were designed using previous product renders and leaked details from reports.

Previous predictions by the group haven't been too far off the real thing, such as a mock-up of the PS5 before it was unveiled.

The Apple VR headset dummy design shows a slim, curved visor that can be placed on a person's face with an adjustable blue headband.

It's thought the headband might be interchangeable, in a similar way to the Apple Watch's bands.

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A button can be seen on the top and on the side of the headset, though their exact functions are not yet known.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously suggested that the wearable may come with as many as 15 cameras in total.

Eight of them would be there to project images onto the real world for augmented reality, while six others are reportedly for biometrics, alongside a solo lens for environmental detection.

A cooling unit to prevent users from getting too hot when using the headset, as well as a built-in battery so people don't get tangled in wires, are also rumoured to appear.

Rivals have already stormed ahead with similar goggles.

The Google Glass has been out for years, while Facebook has been widely praised for its Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Microsoft has also pushed ahead with its HoloLens augmented reality glasses, targeting businesses rather than consumers.

Sony has just unveiled a PSVR 2 headset for its PS5, and HTC offers the powerful Vive kit.

As ever with Apple, the tech giant is giving nothing away just yet, so we'll have to hold tight to see if it becomes a reality later this year.

Watch Concept Creator's mock-up video on YouTube.

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