Apple’s much-rumored but yet-to-be-realized mixed reality headset is now said to be launching at the company’s annual developer conference in June. Apparently an AR/VR headset has been in the works since 2015! Originally scheduled to debut in June 2022, pushed to January this year, pushed back to “spring”, now pushed to June again
Of course, all this information Both come from unconfirmed rumors, so whether these delays actually happened inside Cupertino or not only Apple really knows. The point is – it’s been a long time coming, and there’s still some work to be done.
The latest delay is due to hardware and software issues that still need to be resolved. The latest decision to delay was said to have been made earlier this month. While the device will be unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, it’s only expected to arrive “later this year.” Today’s report warns that “the timing could always change again”, so keep that in mind. Apple, on the other hand, “intends to bring this device to market by the end of the year if possible,” for what it’s worth.
Mixed reality headsets According to the report, this will be Apple’s “next big thing,” which is a good way to say it’s the next product category that wants to make money in order to reduce Reliance on iPhone sales, which now sell more than 50 as a percentage of its revenue. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but it remains to be seen whether Apple can work enough of its magic to make the whole idea seem worthwhile to mainstream consumers. All headsets so far have failed. Apple certainly has a track record of innovating and getting new products to “just work” where competitors are clumsy, so let’s see what happens. Again, the company apparently plans to charge around $3 for its headset, , making it rather niche by default.
Headphones could be the hero product of a year reportedly marked by no major changes to the Apple Watch, AirPods or iPad. The headset is said to include a “Mac-grade” M2 chip, a pair of 4K VR displays, and a “plenty of cameras” for AR. It’s also running new software called xrOS (for “Xtended Reality”).