Dan Riccio takes the helm of Apple’s mixed reality headset. There should still be problems with both the hardware and the software that can be solved. The headset could be presented to the public in June 2023.
Apple: Problems with mixed reality headset
Apple has postponed the planned launch of its first mixed reality headset, Apple expert Mark Gurman claims to have learned from insiders. The original plan was to present the headset to the public for the first time in April 2023. Now be that Appointment pushed back several months been. A presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June could now be more likely.
The reason for the delay: tests had shown that both hardware and software problems still need to be fixed. However, details have not yet been leaked. Rumor has it that Dan Riccio, Apple’s former hardware boss, is increasingly taking over the management of the project in order to eliminate the remaining problems (source: Bloomberg).
A June presentation wouldn’t mean Apple’s mixed reality headset would go on sale immediately. It can still be assumed that come onto the market later this year However, at the moment we can only speculate about an exact date.
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This is what Apple’s mixed reality headset does
Apple’s mixed reality headset is said to have an operating system that is strongly based on iOS and goes by the name of xrOS. According to reports, a 3D-like view of the iPhone interface is to be expected, displaying well-known apps such as Messages, Mail and Safari. An app store is also to be expected.
The hardware comes with two 4K virtual reality displays and a variety of AR cameras. The heart will be an M2 chip. The mixed reality headset could cost around $3,000 at launch.