According to a recent source, Apple’s forthcoming mixed reality headset has been delayed. Perhaps pushing the delivery date to the end of 2022 or 2023. Since 2015, the Cupertino corporation has been working on an augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/ VR) headgear, which is said to be in development, with a price tag of more than $2,000 being considered (roughly Rs. 1,49,000). Apple is planning to include support for the device in iOS 16, which will be released later this year.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is considering delaying the release of its mixed-reality headgear. Which was initially scheduled for June at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The headset’s development has been hampered by issues such as “overheating, cameras, and software”, according to the article. As a result, the headset is now likely to be announced around the end of 2022 or later. With a possible release date in 2023.

According to the source, the company’s mixed reality headset, N301, has been in development since 2015, and the company had originally expected a 2021 debut with distribution in 2022. According to previous reports, Apple plans to replace the iPhone in a decade with its mixed reality headset. Apple last introduced a major new product, with the introduction of the Apple Watch in 2015.

While the company has already released devices like the HomePod speaker in 2018 and the AirTags tracker in 2021.

Issues

According to previous reports, the Apple’s future mixed reality headset would have two chips, one of which is said to be as powerful as the company’s M1 Pro chip found in the MacBook Pro, which was released in 2021. The use of these chips, according to Bloomberg, appears to be the source of the heating concerns. Apple had planned to outsource the work to a separate device, but that concept was dropped. According to the report, the headset is also having troubles with the AR cameras, which are likely to be acquired by LG Innotek.

Apple’s future mixed reality headset is believed to be a start to the company’s rumored N421 AR glasses, which are slated to arrive in the following years. According to the source, the company is contemplating pricing ranges beyond $2,000 (about Rs. 1,49,000) for the next AR/ VR headset. Which is believed to be more costly than a planned AR/ VR headset from Meta, named Project Cambria. According to the report, the company intends to sell 7 to 10 million mixed reality headsets in the first year.

Simran Rede

Simran Rede is pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia and Mass Communication (BAMMC). She is a passionate blogger, who understands the power of words. Simran is currently working as an intern at TheShiningMedia.in and she is reachable on [email protected]

By Simran Rede

Simran Rede is pursuing Bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Mass Communication (BAMMC). She is a passionate blogger, who understands the power of words. Simran is currently working as an intern at TheShiningMedia.in and she is reachable on [email protected]

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