Not everything seems to be going according to plan in Silicon Valley. Sources close to Apple report that the manufacturer will probably not introduce the first mixed reality headset until 2023. The next generation of the Smart Watch seems to be a long time coming.
Apple's mixed headset was originally supposed to be presented at the end of this year. It has now emerged that the date will probably be delayed until next year. Sources close to the manufacturer claim to have learned that the reasons for this are not delivery difficulties from which many industries suffer. Rather, there would be development problems. Specifically: Apple is said to have problems with overheating, cameras and software. All in all, that is probably too much to continue to meet the originally planned schedule, so the assumption.
Apple apparently wants to use a selfdeveloped chip for the mixed reality headset.
According to initial information, more than ten sensors including cameras should be integrated into the device. In addition to Sony, the suppliers of these components also included Sunny Optical and Will Semi.
The headset is said to be usable independently of the iPhone, offers an enormous amount of computing power and can be controlled with gestures. Two processors are planned, at least one should correspond to the new M1 chip. Some sources suggest 4K OLED microdisplays and 3D sensors for hand tracking. Overall, these are very highquality components. Therefore, one can probably assume that Apple can pay for this new development accordingly. Figures suggest a price beyond the $2,000 threshold.
At the Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2022, which is to take place completely online again from June 6th to 10th, Apple is known to present its technological trends and new products. Now that the mixed reality headset is gone, a major iPhone update, iOS 16 codenamed "Sydney" is expected. It should include preparations for the nextgeneration operating system and be the basis for the headset. There are already first indications of the name of the new system: rOS "Reality Operating System", codename "Oak". Insiders speculate that it is clear that the device is technologically geared towards future headsets.