Apple is an interesting company. Everything pointed to us seeing its virtual reality headset, or even a small teaser, at the WWDC last June. Not only did we see nothing related to the device at that time, but we still have no idea what it looks like or when it will be released.
Despite some naïve people still thinking that Apple will launch its virtual reality headset this year, the reality is quite different: there is still a long way to go before the California company shows us what will surely be its flagship device for the next few years. Today I will tell you exclusively what we know about the launch of one of the most anticipated products in Apple’s history.
Just a few days ago Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the world’s top leakers and analysts, explained that it was very likely that shipments of Apple’s virtual reality headset would be delayed until the second half of 2023. Everything pointed to a January launch, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
Having consulted with several sources and analysts, the most likely scenario as of today (and if nothing changes) is that Apple will announce the virtual reality headset, as well as its operating system, during the next WWDC. It will not be available immediately, but my sources claim that there will be kits that Apple will send to developers to prepare their applications for this device. It won’t be until late 2023 that the product will begin to be sold to consumers, and is estimated to be priced at around $2,000.
If you want to purchase this device in the future, make sure to buy it as soon as it becomes available, as inventory will be very limited. Apple and its partners are having some major supply chain issues in China, which will be reflected in the inventory levels of this headset and some other products.
This will be one of Apple’s most important announcements in the next decade. It will change the way Apple operates as a company and will inevitably herald the end of the iPhone era. I am not saying Apple will discontinue the iPhone in a year or two, I am just saying that AR and VR will eventually replace smartphones as we know them, and that includes the iPhone. In fact, that makes perfect sense. We see fewer and fewer improvements in smartphones every year, and AR and VR have great potential; and Apple will be a big contributor with the AR/VR headset and eventually the Apple Glasses.
I am very excited about the future and can not wait to see what Apple has prepared. Let me know what you think about it in the comments below. I hope you found this article helpful. Have a fantastic day.