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Apple’s rumored VR headset could be delayed until 2023

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According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated in a letter to investors that mass production of the rumored VR headset will not begin until late 2022, it appears that Apple’s rumored VR headset will face yet another delay. Customers will most likely have to wait until early 2023 to get their hands on one.

Apple’s headset, according to Kuo, will be released in the second quarter of 2022. This new delay is reportedly due to Apple’s desire to ensure that the headset comes with “complete software, ecosystem, and services.” Given the device’s rumored price range of $1,000 to $3,000, this is understandable.

Apple is also dealing with design issues when it comes to ensuring a comfortable fit. The company will try to position the headset as more than just a gaming headset, so it’s critical that it’s comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Due to how much more complex the headset is compared to traditional smartphones, Apple is testing “the best industrial design solutions,” according to Kuo.

The VR headset is expected to include 8K micro-OLED screens for each eye, ensuring high-fidelity visuals. It could also include biometric authentication for apps like Apple Pay, allowing you to avoid switching back to your iPhone or Apple Watch. The headset is also said to be lightweight, weighing in at around 150 grams. This would go a long way toward Apple’s goal of providing superior comfort.

Given Apple’s recent advances in silicon, the VR headset will almost certainly include a version of the M1 (or possibly M2) processor. According to Kuo, Apple wants this headset to be a game-changer for the industry, much like the original iPhone did for smartphones. With its own silicon and a custom operating system, it will be able to completely control the user experience.

Apple’s VR headset isn’t even the company’s ultimate goal; the company is rumoured to be working on augmented reality glasses after the VR headset. Some of the lessons learned from the VR headset will most likely be applied to an AR context with these glasses. In this case, Apple would most likely market these glasses as a fashion accessory, similar to the Apple Watch.

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