Apple’s oft-rumored AR glasses are reportedly working their way to the vital Engineering Verification State, according to a new DigiTimes report. First teased yesterday, the full DigiTimes report is now available with some additional information shared.

According to that report, the Apple glasses have gone through the second phase of development but that a third will take place in a few months’ time.

Once complete, we can expect another 6-9 months of engineering verification with Apple said to be working to ensure the device isn’t too heavy while still cramming it with batteries. Battery life is also a concern within Apple the report claims.

The lack of weight has been mentioned before, with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman saying the glasses will be lightweight, something that is always a concern when you start attaching computers to your face.

Apple is known to be keen on AR and VR, with CEO Tim Cook saying as much in interviews. There’s no telling quite when we can expect to see the fruits of the work currently underway, however.

Reports have a potential launch window ranging from 2022 to 2023. Apple reportedly told team members that the product could also be announced this year, with nothing ready to ship until next year.

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