Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset will reportedly need a connection to an iPhone, or similar device, to work

While the rumor mill has gone relatively quiet regarding the augmented reality and/or virtual reality headset Apple is supposedly working on as of late, it hasn't completely died down just yet. Today, we get word that the upcoming wearable might not be a standalone unit as some rumors have suggested in the past. It may need a direct connection to one of Apple's other devices to work.

Apple’s recent executive shuffle could mean the rumored AR/VR headset is ready to get real

Apple has announced that Dan Riccio, its SVP of Hardware Engineering, will be transitioning to a new role reporting to CEO Tim Cook. At the same time, its Vice President of Hardware Engineering, John Ternus, has been promoted to lead Apple's hardware engineering across the company as a member of the executive team. Reading between the lines, the executive shuffle could mean that Apple's rumored AR/VR headset could indeed be inching closer to shipping.