Apple’s AR/VR Headset Could Release as Soon as 2022: DigiTimes

A new supply chain report has Apple ready to release a VR/AR headset as soon as the second half of 2022.

A new report from DigiTimes explains that Apple will be able to release its next big thing as soon as the second half of next year. Apple’s new AR/VR headset is reportedly almost ready to go, while we will need to wait a little longer for the rumoured Apple Glasses.

Mass production of the new AR/VR headset will be ready in the second quarter of 2022, the report explains, leaving a launch as a real possibility for the second half of the same year.

“Apple’s AR headset has already completed one P2 [a second phase of prototype testing],” says the publication, “and will enter the EVT (Engineering Verification Test) stage before entering mass production.”

DigiTimes say that the first headset may cost more than $2,000 USD, and so Apple is expecting limited sales. According to unspecified sources, the publication says that the consumer version, known as “Apple Glass,” has not yet finalised design.

It estimates that “Apple Glass” will go into mass production “after 2023.”