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Apple likely to push back the release of mixed reality headset

Apple’s mixed reality headset has been the talk of the town for a while. For nearly over a year, rumours about Apple’s supposed mixed reality headset have taken over the internet. However, no confirmation has been made by the tech giant itself. Recently, leaks suggested that the anticipated headset will finally be unveiled in April 2023. Now, it looks like Apple has decided to delay the planned introduction of the headset to late June.

Apple Mixed Reality Headset postponed

According to recent leaks, the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the product during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple reportedly made the decision to delay the launch in early February after product testing results were not up to mark. According to leaks, the product testing of the Apple mixed reality headset resulted in software and hardware issues that need to be fixed before launch. The debut of this headset by Apple has long been rumoured, with initial reports dating back to 2015. The company was expected to introduce the product back in June 2022 before pushing it to early 2023.

As the name suggests, the new headset by Apple combines virtual and augmented reality. A similar product was launched by Meta last year named Meta Quest Pro. This will be the first time Apple ventures into a new product category since the launch of the Apple Watch back in 2025. However, the uncertainty around VR headsets and their market remain present. Apple reportedly will be charging $3000 (Rs 2,50,000) for the new product which is a huge amount to pay for a VR headset.

Readers should note that the timing for the Apple mixed reality headset could still change. However, the California-based company aims to launch the product by the end of 2023 itself. The mixed reality headset will work on a new OS designed by Apple which is unofficially termed ‘xrOS’.


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