28 April 2022
Apple is long rumored to be working on a mixed reality headset. We have heard different release timelines so far and now, a new report has emerged adding a new claim. Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, has claimed that Apple's mixed reality release has been pushed back until 2023.
The mixed reality headset was said to get official in late 2022. There seems to be some sort of delay that has added a few more months to the time when Apple can make an announcement. It is now expected to debut the headset sometime during the first quarter of 2023. However, the report does not mention possible reasons causing the delay.
Pu further expects Apple to sell anywhere between 1 and 1.5 million units of the mixed reality headset within the first year of the release. These are undoubtedly impressive numbers if Apple is able to pull them off. It is because this will not only be a first-gen product but will also be a lot more expensive. There have been speculations that it could as much as $3,000.
The biggest difference between Apple's mixed reality headset and the competition would be because of the in-house chip. It is likely to be the most powerful chip available on such a device. It is further expected to have 10 different sensors including cameras and an innovative three-display configuration. The approach is said to include two micro-LED panels and an AMOLED panel.