Apple has been developing its first mixed-reality headset for several years, although rumors about the first-of-its-kind device have intensified in the past couple of years. Suggesting that the tech giant is getting closer to an official AR/VR headset launch, even though the company never committed to anything. Reports claim that the tech giant had to delay the launch and release date again due to technical problems. The headset is now supposed to hit stores in late 2023 rather than in the year’s first half.
A second insider provides similar claims, teasing a potential AR/VR headset launch date: Apple’s WWDC 2023 event. The head-worn device could deliver standalone augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences and claims to be as powerful as a MacBook. This suggests that Apple will make a more sophisticated mixed-reality device than currently available in the market.
However, manufacturing such a gadget will take much work, especially considering the supply chain backlash the company is facing in China. The country recently lifted lockdowns that crippled iPhone 14 Pro production. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted that ‘software issues’ are pushing Apple’s launch plans back. The insider warned that Apple would only make about 500,000 units next year.