According to recent reports, Apple’s frequently anticipated but as-of-yet-unreleased mixed-reality headset will be unveiled in June at the company’s annual developer conference
These are all unconfirmed rumors, and the most recent delay is due to unresolved hardware and software problems. According to reports, the choice to delay the most recent event was taken early this month. The device is scheduled to be unveiled at Apple’s WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, but it won’t likely be on sale until “later in the year.” Apple though, is “focused on delivering the product to market by the end of 2023 if possible.”
The story claims that the mixed reality headset will be Apple’s “next significant initiative,” which is a polite way of stating that it’s the next product category it wants to profit from in order to lessen its reliance on iPhone sales, which currently account for more than 50% of its revenue.
The headgear may emerge as the standout product in a year that won’t see any big updates to the Apple Watch, AirPods, or iPad, according to reports. A “Mac-grade” M2 chip, two 4K VR monitors, and “an enormous array of cameras” for augmented reality are all reportedly included in the headset. Additionally, it runs brand-new software dubbed xrOS (for “Xtended Reality”).