After spending years developing its mixed reality headset, Apple could finally begin mass production of the device in March 2023. Sources told DigiTimes Asia that the headset could go into production early next year, costing more than $2000.
The post claims that Apple supplier Pegatron will mass-produce the device by the end of the first quarter of 2023, with initial production expected to be low. According to the report, estimated annual shipments of Apple’s Mixed Reality headset will likely be “around 0.7 to 0.8 million units.”
Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset has been in development since 2015. The headset will look like a pair of ski goggles. It will be made of “mesh fabrics, aluminum and glass,” and will be thinner and weigh less than the Quest Pro. The upcoming headset will scan a user’s iris to easily log into their individual accounts as soon as users put on the headset. handset. The device will come with a dedicated processor and will feature two ultra-high-resolution 8K displays, while the operating system that powers the device will be called “rOS” and will be based on existing iOS.
There has been a lot of consumer interest in Apple’s XR “extended reality” headset that combines virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Bloomberg Earlier this year, it spotted trademarks in the US and global markets related to headphones filed by companies affiliated with Apple. The mixed reality headset will go head-to-head with Meta’s Quest Pro and PlayStation VR 2.
Meta’s Quest Pro was first revealed in October and recently went on sale for $1,500. PlayStation VR2, on the other hand, will be available early next year for $550.