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Analyst claims production delays for Apple's mixed reality headset

By Cookie Monster - on 20 Oct 2021, 12:00am

Analyst claims production delays for Apple's mixed reality headset

Image source: 9to5Mac

Apple is said to be facing production delays for its mixed reality headset.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple's mixed reality headset is expected to face production delays as the company has higher industrial design requirements than its competitors.

In addition, Apple is aiming to have a strong ecosystem of hardware, software and services at launch. Therefore, the production schedule for the mixed reality headset is likely to be pushed back. Sources in the supply chain told Kuo that mass production is scheduled to start in Q4 2022 instead of Q2 2022.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the headset could arrive as soon as 2022. The Information claims the mixed reality headset may cost about US$3,000 and come with more than a dozen cameras. Kuo expects the headset to weigh less than 150g, and track where the wearer is looking at

Other rumoured specs include the need to tether to an iPhone for full functionality, a 5nm custom chip, and a high-resolution micro OLED display. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg speculates that Apple CEO Tim Cook may step down after launching the mixed reality headset.

Source: 9to5Mac

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