There have long been rumors that Apple will release its AR/VR headsets. Information has already emerged that shipments of the upcoming headset may be delayed. Initially, they were expected in the first half of the following year. However, according to the latest news, the headset shipments may be delayed until the second half of 2023. This comes amid unspecified “software-related issues,” according to information released Sunday by prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo posted a whole series of tweets describing that there would be problems with shipments of Apple’s new AR/VR headsets. As the analyst says, they are still expected in the first half of 2023, but the volume of deliveries may be minimal compared to what was expected.
Kuo has previously reported that Apple plans to release more than 1.5 million face-mounted devices in 2023 at prices as low as $2,000. The analyst added in August that Apple would likely announce the headset as early as January during their next event. He added that the company has already presented the device to its board members.
However, Apple has not responded to the news or provided any comments. Apple’s first headset is expected to be expensive. Last year there were rumors that the first headset would be much more expensive than their competitors, whose products cost less than $900. No word yet, however, on whether it will cost more exorbitantly than the $1,500 Meta Quest Pro.