Apple may eventually begin mass-producing its mixed-reality headset in March 2023 after years of development. According to sources who spoke to DigiTimes Asia, the headset might go into production in the first few months of 2019. It is expected to cost over $2,000. According to the article, Apple supplier Pegatron will begin mass-producing the device by the end of the first quarter of 2023, albeit initial production volume is anticipated to be modest. The report predicts that "approximately 0.7 to 0.8 million units" will be shipped annually of Apple's mixed reality headset.
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Beginning in 2015, Apple began working on a mixed-reality headset. An imitation pair of ski goggles will be used for the headset. Compared to the Quest Pro, it will be lighter and slimmer and made of "mesh textiles, aluminium, and glass." As soon as users put on the headset, a scan of their irises will be done to quickly and easily log them into their respective accounts. The device will have two 8K panels with ultra-high resolution and a dedicated processor, and its "rOS" operating system, which will be based on the current iOS, will run the show. Apple's XR "extended reality" headgear, which blends virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, has garnered a lot of consumer interest. Earlier this year, trademark applications for the headset made by companies connected to Apple were discovered by Bloomberg in the US and other countries. The mixed-reality headset will compete directly with PlayStation VR 2 and Meta's Quest Pro.
A stunning 8K per eye resolution is also rumoured to be included in the Apple headset, providing users with extremely high levels of detail. In contrast, the Meta Quest Pro 2, which retails for $1,500, has a resolution of "only" 1,920 by 1,800 pixels.
Meta's Quest Pro, which was first unveiled in October, is now available for $1500. On the other hand, PlayStation VR2 will cost $550 when it launches early next year.