Apple continues to stay quiet on its rumored AR/VR headset, however the iPhone maker is trying to ship 1.5 million items of the face-mounted gadget in 2023 at a value of as much as $2,000, in keeping with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as reported earlier Sunday MacRumors.
Apple will announce its headset throughout a January 2023 occasion and that the corporate has already offered the gadget to board members, Kuo mentioned. This might counsel the headset is nearing the ultimate phases of improvement.
Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.
Apple’s potential entrance into the digital actuality market is a “dear, area of interest precursor” meant to arrange the tech big for an eventual augmented actuality headset, in keeping with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. This primary foray into VR might serve to assist builders and devoted shoppers get accustomed to Apple’s headset.
An Apple headset would go up in opposition to the Meta Quest 2 and Sony’s PlayStation VR 2, albeit at a a lot increased value. Even then, the headset has modest gross sales expectations given its value, with annual gross sales of simply over 180,000, in keeping with Bloomberg.
Rumors counsel the Apple VR headset can have 8K shows, eye-tracking cameras, exterior cameras for a mixed-reality expertise and Apple’s M1 laptop processor, just like the one present in 2020’s MacBook Air and final yr’s MacBook Pro.