In Q3 2022, Apple may begin EVT testing of this device.
Apple has been working on a mixed reality headset for quite some time. It’s thought to provide a mix of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences. According to reports, Apple has partnered with well-known Hollywood directors to create mixed reality content. Apple is rumored to be planning a special event to unveil the device at the start of next year. The Cupertino company is unlikely to reveal this upcoming mixed reality handset at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 keynote event.
Apple could begin EVT testing of the mixed reality headset around Q3 2022, according to a tweet by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Following that, a special media event is expected to take place in January 2023. Apple could then deliver the development toolkit in two to four weeks. Due to the disruptions caused by the Shanghai lockdowns, Kuo believes that shipments of the mixed reality headset will be delayed until Q2 2023. Around the same time, the Cupertino company is expected to make these headsets available for pre-order. Finally, before WWDC 2023, Apple’s mixed reality headset is expected to hit the market.
According to previous reports, Apple may be working on new virtual reality and augmented reality apps and services. It’s possible that it’s working on a new platform for third-party developers. Apple may even release a new version of SwiftUI for AR and VR app development. RealityOS is expected to be the name of the operating system. As previously stated, Apple may be collaborating with Hollywood directors such as Jon Favreau to create mixed reality content for Apple TV+’s Prehistoric Planet series. This headset is expected to be around $2,000 in price (roughly Rs. 1,55,500). In a decade, Apple is rumored to have plans to replace iPhones with mixed reality headsets.