Apple is expected to announce its upcoming AR/VR Headset at a media event in January, as previously reported. Today, a prominent analyst claims that Apple’s AR Headset mass shipments will be delayed until the second half of 2023.
According to analysts, mass shipments of Apple’s augmented reality headset will be delayed until the second half of 2023. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s AR Headset mass shipments will be delayed until the second half of next year, possibly due to an unknown “software-related issue.”
According to Kuo, mass shipments of the required components are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023, with the fully assembled headset arriving in the second half of 2023.
Given the situation, Apple’s AR Headset could be released in the second half of 2023. However, there is a chance that the headset will be announced sooner. Based on the available options, WWDC 2023 could be the ideal time for Apple to unveil the Headset.
Furthermore, the company may release an SDK ahead of time to allow developers to create AR/VR apps for the headset. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously stated that Apple intends to unveil the AR Headset at a media event in January.
In addition, he stated that mass shipments will begin in the second half of 2023. Given the information, it is unclear whether Apple will delay the headset’s announcement. This is because a longer period between announcement and launch could have a negative impact on device sales. According to the analyst, Apple will ship fewer than 500,000 AR Headset units next year. Do you believe Apple will postpone the announcement and launch of its augmented reality headset?