kuo apple headset 2023 mass shipments
According to the most recent information given today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, mass shipments of Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 owing to unexplained “software-related concerns.”
Kuo believes that while widespread shipments of headset components are still expected to commence in the first half of 2023, bulk shipments of fully built headsets may not begin until the second half of the year. Even if Apple announces it earlier in the year, this delay might result in the headgear being released in the second half of 2023.
The WWDC 2023 conference in June would be an ideal moment for Apple to debut the headgear, as well as an SDK for developers to create AR/VR apps for the gadget.
Apple, according to Kuo, planned to introduce the headgear during a media event in January and begin commercial shipments in the second quarter of 2023. Kuo is unclear whether the delay will result in a postponement of the January announcement, but he does stress that an excessively long interval between a media event and bulk shipments might harm sales.
According to Kuo, Apple’s headset will be a costly niche product, with the firm shipping less than 500,000 headsets in 2023.