Rumors have swirled for years about Apple releasing some type of digital actuality / augmented actuality headset. While reports had pegged a attainable 2022 launch for the corporate’s first blended actuality headset, the gadget is hitting some growth snags and should not launch till 2023, according to Bloomberg.
Apple deliberate to disclose the headset at this 12 months’s Worldwide Developers Conference, however “development challenges related to overheating, cameras and software have made it harder to stay on track,” Bloomberg reports. The points imply the reveal could occur on the finish of the 12 months — and even later — with the headset occurring sale in 2023. And Apple had apparently, at one level, deliberate to disclose the gadget even earlier; Bloomberg reports the corporate needed to announce it in 2021 and ship it in 2022.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
This first headset is anticipated to be excessive finish, with Apple contemplating costs above $2,000. Bloomberg says it’s going to have two processors, and not less than one shall be “on par” with the brand new M1 Pro chip that’s accessible with the corporate’s refreshed MacBook Pros. Analyst Ming-chi Kuo has additionally reported that the gadget may have two chips with one being M1-adjacent. Previous reports have additionally mentioned that the headset may have two 4K OLED microdisplays, 3D sensors for hand monitoring, amongst different superior elements, all of which could possibly be contributing to the rumored excessive value.
Apple can also be nonetheless engaged on a set of AR glasses, although they may be an extended methods off. The firm plans to introduce them “later this decade,” Bloomberg reports.