Apple’s mixed reality headset, which is reportedly experiencing design difficulties, may be delayed until 2023
This means that Apple’s product lineup for 2022 may not be quite as strong as originally anticipated. The company had originally planned to unveil its mixed reality headset in 2021 and to begin shipping it this year after working on the project since 2015. However, sources familiar with the situation say that the company has now changed its plans. However, that strategy failed, and according to reports, Apple regrouped and decided to announce the headset during this year’s WWDC, which will take place in late June. Due to difficulties encountered during the development process, Apple may have to push the release date of the headset even further back.
Some people who are familiar with the company’s plans have stated that Apple is experiencing difficulties with the device’s camera and operating system. One of the wearable’s two primary processing chips is believed to be the source of the overheating, which is another issue to be addressed.
They are said to be top-of-the-line components, similar to those found in laptops, and they are responsible for the headset’s operation. Because of this, engineering challenges arise when trying to fit them all into a device that is meant to be worn on the head.
The use of an external processing device that wirelessly transmitted data to the headset was reportedly used to avoid thermal issues in earlier prototypes, but former Apple design chief Jony Ive reportedly objected to the idea.
Speculation suggests that Apple’s first product will be a high-end niche product with a price tag of at least $2,000. The idea is to use it to assist in the development of a strong ecosystem of apps – hence the desire to promote it at WWDC – before expanding the audience with future, more reasonably priced products in the future.