- The long-awaited mixed-reality headset from Apple will reportedly be released in March 2023 and will be sold for the price of $3000.
- The headgear will have a specialized CPU and will have two monitors with a resolution of 8K, which is quite high.
- In preparation for the release of its mixed-reality headgear in 2023, Apple is continuing to recruit engineers to join teams working on its augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.
In March of 2023, after Apple has spent many years perfecting its mixed-reality headset, the company may finally begin producing the item in large quantities. In preparation for the release of its mixed-reality headgear in 2023, Apple is seeking to recruit engineers for collaboration on its augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.
It has been suggested that manufacturing of the headset would begin early in 2023 and that the item might sell for more than two thousand dollars.
According to the journal, Apple supplier Pegatron will begin mass manufacturing of the gadget towards the end of the first quarter of 2023; however, initial production capacity is anticipated to be limited.
Since 2015, Apple has been hard at work on its own version of a mixed-reality headset. The headgear is going to resemble ski goggles in appearance. It will be more compact and lightweight than the Quest Pro, and it is constructed of mesh fabrics, aluminum, and glass. Additionally, it will be thinner.
The much-awaited headset will, as soon as users put it on, immediately begin scanning the users’ irises to expedite the process of login into their respective accounts.
The operating system that will power the gadget will be dubbed “rOS,” and it will be modeled on the operating system that is now in use by Apple for iOS. The device will feature a dedicated CPU and will include two monitors with an extremely high resolution of 8K.
According to sources, it is anticipated that Apple’s mixed-reality headset would ship between 0.7 and 0.8 million units per year during its first year on the market. Apple is seeking a software developer that can generate digital material for the headset, and the company is also considering developing a video service that would include 3D content just for the headgear.
Apple is also trying to provide third-party applications for the mixed-reality headset, and it is now employing engineers to work on tools for creating linked experiences in a 3D mixed-reality environment.
Apple has about 3,000 employees working on its mixed reality headset, expected to be released next year. Meta, in contrast, has more than 15,000 working on multiple virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses and associated software. AR/VR is now ~20,000 engineers.— Horace Dediu (@asymco) November 1, 2022
Apple has also hired Dave Scott, a former senior manager at the business who participated on the team developing self-driving cars and who subsequently led a biomedical startup. Scott most recently worked in the healthcare industry.
Based on his expertise in healthcare and robotics technologies, it is likely that the headgear will also have some uses in the field of healthcare.
Users have shown a significant amount of enthusiasm for Apple’s XR extended reality headgear, which mixes elements of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
At the beginning of this year, Bloomberg discovered that Apple-affiliated entities had registered trademarks in the United States and other worldwide countries relating to the headset. Mixed-reality headsets like this one will compete head-to-head with devices like PlayStation VR 2 and Meta’s Quest Pro.