Starting in 2022, Apple will be making a big splash in the AR market with some of its biggest products since the Apple Watch.
This new product only lays the foundation for Apple’s push into gaming as well as new reality experiences.
First, the Apple Immersive Reality headset has been pushed back to the end of 2022, even though it was due to be announced at an in-person event in Q4 2021.
Rather, I am told, it will be announced alongside Apple’s redesigned iPhone 14 models.
Apple glasses will however be the star product, which will eventually take over and / or replace the iPhone in the future. These glasses will be Apple’s future, and they are expected to arrive again in 2023.
A 9to5Mac report, citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s investor note, says Apple is facing production delays due to the complex design. The analyst says Apple’s industrial design requirements for MR glasses are significantly higher than industry standards. The company also wants to have a “strong ecosystem of hardware, software and services” at launch. Kuo therefore expects a production delay. In addition to this, Kuo further states that Apple does not want to position the MR glasses only as a gaming device, but also as something that is ready for other applications as well.
Apple recently launched its new MacBook Pro models in India and other international markets. Along with that, the company also released new AirPods and a bunch of HomePod mini color options. The attention of the rumor mill is now shifting to other Apple products that are in the works. One of the highly anticipated products set to debut in the future is the Apple Mixed Reality (MR) headset. It was previously rumored that Apple would launch its futuristic MR glasses in the second quarter of 2022. However, it appears the company has hit a roadblock.
Kuo believes Apple will start production of its head-mounted display in the fourth quarter of 2022. Taiwan’s Young Optics is one possible supplier of components for Apple’s new device, he added.
The head-mounted display won’t come cheap, as a previous report suggested it would launch for around $ 3,000 (Rs.218,600). The mixed reality headset will use a combination of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to deliver an ultra-high-resolution 8K display. Apple is also expected to offer interchangeable headbands, which will allow users to change them according to their needs. Finally, rumors say that the Apple Mixed Reality headset has some kind of advanced eye tracking feature that will only show the images on the part where the user is looking. It will also feature a dozen cameras inside and outside the device to track hand movement and provide a seamless experience.
Summary of the news:
- Apple’s glasses have reportedly been delayed, but it’s not all bad news
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