Upcoming VR/AR, technology announcements and events

Keep up to date with technology launches and announcements from the big players in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, cutting edge hardware, software and services. Event listings from Microsoft, Apple, Google, Oculus (Facebook), HTC Vive, Nreal, Magic Leap, Varjo, Samsung, and more.

We’ll update this page regularly, so bookmark it to keep up to speed.

14 October 2021

HTC Vive Flow

What is being announced at the HTC Vive event?
Possible new standalone AR/VR headset called the Vive Flow with an emphasis on hand tracking and media consumption. Based on their previous Proton headset leaks/patents.
HTC Vive Flow event page

Apple’s new MacBook Pro

What is Apple announcing?
Possibly a new MacBook Pro. It’s also the release date of the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro headsets previously announced in September.
Apple event page

18 October 2021
19 October 2021

Google’s Pixels

What is Google announcing?
Google’s fall event will focus on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones as well as the new, colourful version of Android 12.1. There’s also a chance we’ll see the launch of Google’s new foldable Pixel phone that is rumored to be called “Passport”. The launch page for the event is quite impressive. Check it out here:
Google Pixel event page

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 launch

What is Microsoft launching?
Global launch date for Microsoft’s new Surface Duo 2 mobile device.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 page

21 October 2021
21 October 2021

Varjo VR headset

What is Varjo announcing?
Possibly a new, cheaper consumer grade headset. Varjo have impressive VR hardware, but the cost is enormous. The Varjo XR-3 headet retails for $5,495.00 (USD) a year plus an annual $1,500 (USD) subscription.
Varjo event page

Pimax Frontier 2021

What will Pimax announce at this event?
Pimax states that it will reveal details about its future roadmap and tease a new product code-named ‘Reality’ that’s several generations away than what we have now.
Pimax Frontier event

25 October 2021
28 October 2021

Facebook (Oculus) connect 2021

What will Oculus/Facebook announce at this event?
Possible new Oculus Plus and/or Oculus Pro headset(s). New hand controllers without the heavy rings? The official launch of Horizon Worlds (formerly called Facebook Horizons). Horizon Worlds is Facebook’s attempt at creating a metaverse, a social space for avatars to interact and create environments.
Facebook connect 2021 event page