Kuo calls the Mixed Reality headset the most complicated product Apple has ever built
The analyst actually believes that with Meta slowing down, it might provide an opening for other companies to get involved in VR technology. While Meta has to deal with the inclusion of Apple in the industry, Kuo credits the firm with being the key to growth in the VR headset business.
Apple’s Mixed Reality handset could be on the shelves just before WWDC 2023 kicks off next June
As for Apple, Kuo calls its VR/AR headset “the most complicated product Apple has ever designed.” The most recent word on the headset is that it will be a standalone device and will handle all of its own processing instead of handing it off to the iPhone. Chips with the processing power of Apple’s M1 component are rumored to be involved in the device. As many as 14 cameras will track the movement of the product which could retail for as much as $3,000 and run on the new reality Operating System.
The EVT test comes after a prototype is selected and multiple versions of the device are produced that have both the functionality and look and feel of the final product. It is estimated that as many as 50 units of the headset were manufactured during this process (check your local bars to see if one was “accidentally” left on the floor). Kuo expects pre-orders of the headset to start during the second quarter of 2023 with the product hitting store shelves just before WWDC 2023 which could take place in early June of next year.
After the Mixed Reality handset comes Apple’s next big thing!
Following the release of the Mixed Reality headset, as soon as 2024, Apple could be ready to start shipping its next big thing. Apple Glass, an AR-driven set of glasses has long been considered Apple’s possible successor to the iPhone. Similar to Google Glass, Apple Glass could provide users with many of the same capabilities found on the iPhone but instead of holding a display in your hands, the screen would be viewed through your eyeglass lens.
Source: Phone Arena