Rumors have swirled for years about Apple releasing some sort of digital actuality / augmented actuality headset. Whereas studies had pegged a doable 2022 launch for the corporate’s first combined actuality headset, the machine is hitting some improvement snags and should not launch till 2023, according to Bloomberg.
Apple deliberate to disclose the headset at this yr’s Worldwide Builders Convention, however “improvement challenges associated to overheating, cameras and software program have made it more durable to remain on monitor,” Bloomberg studies. The problems imply the reveal could occur on the finish of the yr — and even later — with the headset occurring sale in 2023. And Apple had apparently, at one level, deliberate to disclose the machine even earlier; Bloomberg studies the corporate needed to announce it in 2021 and ship it in 2022.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
This primary headset is anticipated to be excessive finish, with Apple contemplating costs above $2,000. Bloomberg says it can have two processors, and at the least one shall be “on par” with the brand new M1 Professional chip that’s obtainable with the corporate’s refreshed MacBook Pros. Analyst Ming-chi Kuo has also reported that the machine could have two chips with one being M1-adjacent. Earlier studies have additionally stated that the headset could have two 4K OLED microdisplays, 3D sensors for hand tracking, amongst different superior parts, all of which may very well be contributing to the rumored excessive worth.
Apple can be nonetheless engaged on a set of AR glasses, although they could be a protracted methods off. The corporate plans to introduce them “later this decade,” Bloomberg studies.