Apple’s Rumoured Mixed Reality Headset Reportedly Delayed Until 2023
While earlier reports have suggested that Apple’s widely rumoured mixed reality headset would be released in late 2022, analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities has today claimed that the product may be delayed until 2023 (via 9to5Mac).
While noting that Apple is likely to sell something between 1 million and 1.5 million units of its new headset in its first year, Pu said that the product may not release till the first quarter of 2023.
He added that Apple’s in-house designed chip will be one of the main differentiators of its mixed reality headset vs the competitors.
The analyst also said that Apple’s headset is expected to sport more than 10 sensors and cameras combined, which should benefit Sony, Will Semi, Sunny Optical, and other part suppliers.
Apple’s AR/VR headset will feature an “innovative three-display configuration” combining two Micro OLED displays and one AMOLED panel, as well as advanced sensors for environment and gesture detection. The design will be inspired by the AirPods Max and Apple Watch, and the price can be as high as $3,000.
It is possible for Apple to officially announce the device later this year with sales starting in early 2023.