The hype and the announcements made at the Apple WWDC 2021 seem to be never-ending. But, unfortunately, it looks like the Apple AR headset is pushed back to Q2 2022 because it did not show up at the conference.
Reports suggest that the AR headset was under development for quite some time. The company decided to make an Apple AR due to Sony and Facebook making their way in the niche. Apple even announced that they would release a ‘mixed reality device sometime in 2021 or 2022. AR glasses would follow it in 2025.
Bloomberg suggested that the Cupertino-based company will release the AR headset sometime in March this year. However, it looks like we might have to wait another year since there was no mention of the device at the WWDC conference. Even Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that it be launched in 2021 but later changed the date to 2022.
We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD devices in 2022. The device will provide a video see-through AR experience, so the lens is also needed, and Genius is also a key supplierMing-Chi Kuo
Since this is the company’s first-ever Augmented Reality product, maybe they want to take their time. Some reports suggest that the upcoming AR headsets may be produced by Genius Electronic Optical, who also happens to be one of the company’s key suppliers.
The company might also be giving developers time to create a robust platform ready for commercial purposes right from the get-go. Whatever the reason might be, consumers will have to wait another year before they are able to experience Apple’s take on Augmented Reality.