Apple might launch its first Augmented Actuality (AR) headset in second quarter of 2022, suggests a brand new analysis word from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The report, first noticed by MacRumors additionally focuses on prospects for Genius Digital Optical and in addition notes that Apple will profit from plenty of upcoming VR and AR merchandise from corporations like Fb, Sony and Apple.
“We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD [head-mounted display] units in 2Q22. The gadget will present a video see-through AR expertise, so the lens can also be wanted, and Genius can also be a key provider,” the report says.
Apple has been rumoured to be engaged on an AR headset for some time now. The corporate can also be reportedly releasing an preliminary blended actuality gadget, and a full-fledged pair of AR glasses. The preliminary gadget is anticipated to launch in 2021 or 2022, whereas the glasses are anticipated to point out up round 2025.
Till January this yr, Kuo had predicted that Apple’s preliminary AR headset would debut someday in 2021, however by March he had additionally pushed again his prediction to subsequent yr. This suits in with the brand new report from Genius Digital Optical.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally said in March earlier this yr that an announcement relating to the brand new AR headset might floor within the “subsequent a number of months”. Nonetheless, Apple has made no such announcement to date, even at its WWDC 2021 keynote on June 7.
Not for most people
The brand new AR or Blended Actuality headset that Apple is engaged on is rumoured to be a developer-oriented product and therefore, be super-expensive. The corporate can also be prone to announce the headset months forward of its official launch for builders to arrange for the utterly new product.