Apple's much-anticipated AR/VR headset has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, and it looks like it might be coming to us soon. New media reports have revealed that the Apple mixed-reality headset will go into mass production in March of next year.
Reports suggest that the headset is still in the manufacturing verification process. DigiTimes reports that the Cupertino-based tech giant has decided to partner with China-based manufacturer Pegatron as the main supplier of its first AR/VR headset. Apple's mixed-reality headset may launch a month or two later i.e. in May 2023.
According to the report, initial supplies for the headset will be around 700,000 and 800,000 units in the first year of its launch, which is significantly lower than the previously expected shipments of 2.5 million units.
With such a low supply, this may not prove to be a profitable venture for headset makers, but with Pegatron, these suppliers aim to ship the headset by making AR/VR headsets future-ready.
Although there is no information about Apple's mixed-reality headset, which we have been waiting for months to know about.
The company is silent about it. But it has recently trademarked the names "RealityOS," "Reality Processor," and Reality One, which are related to Apple's mixed-reality headset project.
Rumors were that the Apple mixed-reality headset would launch in January 2023 and was set for pre-orders in early Q2. The open sale of the device was also expected to begin around WWDC next year. But, it seems that the launch timeline has been delayed.