Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro mixed reality headset will feature Disney from the start, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Monday as part of the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Iger discussed a partnership between the companies during the unveiling of Apple’s new $3,499 headset, which is expected to be available in 2024. The piece included a teaser video from the lens of a headset wearer and the announcement that the device will offer the Disney Plus streaming service from the start .
“We are constantly looking for new ways to entertain, inform and inspire our fans, combining extraordinary creativity with innovative technology to create truly remarkable experiences,” said Iger. “And we believe Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary platform that can make our vision a reality.”
The video (seen here at around 1 hour 43 minutes) teases the sight of a Mandalorian from another planet and a cartoon of Mickey Mouse bouncing around the living room.
“We are so proud to once again partner with the world’s greatest storytelling company with the world’s most innovative technology company to bring you real-life magic,” Iger said.
Apple and Disney have a good, long-standing relationship. Iger and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs were close friends, and Iger said he believed that if Jobs were still alive, the two companies would have merged.
See all the announcements made at WWDC 2023.