Apple’s future VR / AR headset appears to be looking less virtual as rumors grow. We’ll be careful not to confirm anything, but what appears to be certain is that the device is a bit pricey. Bloomberg He had mentioned an expensive niche product, Yang Weilun Expect Also. According to analyst JP Morgan, a product component bill can exceed $ 500, plus assembly, distribution, and especially R&D and Apple’s margin. Suffice to say, it will likely be necessary to hold the wallet up well to place the device on the head.
Yang Wheelon, who has toured Apple Meals at suppliers, doesn’t see the headset come out until the first quarter of 2022, a shooting window in line with that provided by Mark Gorman from Bloomberg. Production of the various components – including LiDAR – will begin in earnest in the last quarter of this year. According to the information he managed to obtain, the product will look like an existing headphones, such as the Oculus Quest or Valve Index.
The headset will primarily be used by developers for designing virtual reality and (especially?) Augmented reality content. Because Apple will also equip a lighter, more discreet device, possibly glasses. But they won’t come out until 2023.
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