Apple’s AR/VR Headset Now Not Expected Until WWDC In June
Apple was expected to announce its first mixed reality headset as soon as April, but a new report now suggests that buyers will have to wait until June at the earliest just to see what it can do.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the debut of what Apple hopes will be an entry into a big new category is now going to take place at WWDC23, like to be held at the beginning of June.
Gurman reports that Apple took the decision to delay the product amid ongoing hardware and software complications, with the company wanting more time to get problems ironed out.
The iPhone maker is now aiming to unveil the product at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are confidential. Apple made the decision to delay the launch earlier this month after product testing showed that both hardware and software issues still needed to be ironed out, they said.
The headset is expected to be something of a niche product thanks in part to its expected $3,000 asking price. It’ll also mark the first major new category for Apple since the Apple Watch went on sale in 2015.
But the headset has suffered repeated delays, reports claim, and now Apple has decided to delay it once more in an attempt to figure out remaining issues.