Apple Starts Connecting   Big Thing

the Dots for Its Next

The company has enlisted

 Hollywood directors such as Jon Favreau to develop video content for a headset that it is expected to ship next year

Apple plans to unveil

 software tools that would allow apps to add new camera and voice functionality

Laying the groundwork for

 a hands-free interface that customers will eventually be able to navigate on the headset

The planned headset will

thrust Apple into an emerging competition to define the future of mixed reality.

Microsoft, Google and

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, are in various stages of developing software and hardware

Last year, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg

dropped Facebook as his company’s name and committed it to building a concept known as the metaverse

Mars Helicopter Marks 

New Flight Records