11 July 2022
The rumor mill has become more active than ever when it comes to churning out Apple's first AR headset details. Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned market research analyst, has now expressed his views on the device. He made new revelations in the same research note where he talked about Apple Watch, AirPods 2 Pro, and iPhone SE models.
Kuo says Apple's first-gen AR headset will weigh about 300 to 400 grams. This surely puts it on the heavier side of the spectrum and could be uncomfortable for long-time usage. He further expects Cupertino-based tech giant to sell around 2.5 million to 3.5 million units of the headset in 2023. This appears to be good numbers for a first-generation product and that too is expected to cost thousands of dollars.
The most interesting thing to note in the research note is that Apple is already reported to have begun working on the second-gen AR device. It is claimed to have an updated industrial design with significantly lighter weight. The processor is also expected to be a lot faster than the first-gen. It is said to launch during the second half of 2024 with an increased goal of selling 10 million units.
Here is what the research note says,
"Apple has begun planning for the second-generation AR/MR headset, and the shipment schedule will likely be in 2H24. Improvements for the second generation include the lighter weight, form factor design, battery system, and processor compared to the first model, which will go to mass production in late 4Q22."