Latest Apple News

Latest Apple News

By Valentina Tuta

With the arrival of the new year, Apple is coming with some new interesting updates about its latest products and other details. If you want to know more about it, read on, as we will be unblocking the Apple brand’s official announcements a little bit. Let’s get started!

Apple AR Glasses Delayed and Cheaper AR/VR Headset

First of all, we have to tell you that this is not good news. In fact, multiple reports have recently come out stating that Apple has postponed the development of its AR glasses. Furthermore, they have also claimed that Apple is also working on a more affordable version of the Apple AR/VR headset. So, it seems both products that were initially rumored to be launched in 2023, but it seems it will be a while before we get to see the Apple AR glasses.

But wait, don’t be sad as the Apple AR/VR headset is very likely to launch this spring ahead of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Moreover, the headset is also rumored to be priced at around $2000-$3000. However, the future version of the headset could be priced similarly to an iPhone, according to reports from The Information and Bloomberg.

Apple’s cheapest AR/VR headset

This year, the first Apple AR/VR headset will be launched and it’ll have a more affordable version planned for a 2024 to 2025 release. Looking at the potential price range, Apple’s current iPhone 14 models go from $799 to $1599, although this time the headset will likely target an upper price range as well as competing directly with the $1500 Meta Quest Pro mixed reality headset.

Fortunately, the company wants to use cheaper components to bring the headset’s price down by using an A-series bionic chip similar to an iPhone instead of an M2 chip used in this year’s model. Besides, Apple engineers are also planning on using lower-resolution internal displays and cheaper materials to bring the price down.

Brad Lynch, a prominent XR analyst, also predicted that the headset will come with a 1.3″ µOLED display with 3550 x 3550 per eye resolution. Lynch has previously accurately leaked many details about Meta VR headsets. You can see his full tweet here.

Apple AR glasses delayed indefinitely

Okay, now it’s time to talk about the AR glasses. First of all, Apple wanted to introduce AR glasses after the launch of its AR/VR headset and while they had already been rumored to be delayed from 2023 to 2025, currently (and due to technical difficulties), they have now been delayed indefinitely.

You see, Apple has not been able to develop the necessary hardware for a lightweight wearable that has the power of an iPhone and battery life to run it. By now, it was known that most of Apple’s AR/VR team is working on their new headset, with only a few people working on AR glasses.

As a fun fact, Apple has pushed back the release plans for the headset several times now. Actually, the company originally planned to launch the headset in 2021 and ship it in 2022, and then delayed that until the 2022 WWDC and well, now we are here, with perhaps a longer delay, but who knows?



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