Apple is coming for Facebook’s Oculus and Snapchat’s Spectacles with a mixed reality headset of its own. But, at least in its early iterations, it might be a bit light on raw computing power.
A new report from The Information says that the forthcoming headset will only work in tandem with an iPhone, or perhaps another Apple device, like a MacBook. That’s similar to the way the first versions of the Apple Watch worked: It needed to be digitally “tethered” to an iPhone, in order to piggy back on its internet connectivity, to be of much use at all. Otherwise, it just told the time.