Apple Will Ship 1.5 Million AR/VR Headsets in 2023 at $2,000, Analyst Says

Apple continues to stay quiet on its rumored AR/VR headset, however the iPhone maker is trying to ship 1.5 million models of the face-mounted system in 2023 at a value of as much as $2,000, in response to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as reported earlier Sunday MacRumors.

Apple will announce its headset throughout a January 2023 occasion and that the corporate has already introduced the system to board members, Kuo stated. This might counsel the headset is nearing the ultimate levels of improvement.

Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

Apple’s potential entrance into the digital actuality market is a “dear, area of interest precursor” meant to arrange the tech large for an eventual augmented actuality headset, in response to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. This primary foray into VR might serve to assist builders and devoted shoppers get accustomed to Apple’s headset. 

An Apple headset would go up towards the Meta Quest 2 and Sony’s PlayStation VR 2, albeit at a a lot greater value. Even then, the headset has modest gross sales expectations given its value, with annual gross sales of simply over 180,000, in response to Bloomberg.

Rumors counsel the Apple VR headset could have 8K shows, eye-tracking cameras, exterior cameras for a mixed-reality expertise and Apple’s M1 pc processor, just like the one present in 2020’s MacBook Air and final yr’s MacBook Professional.

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