Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a new update on the Apple MR headset. The bad news is that the headset will likely experience delays and might launch alongside the iPhone 15 series in September. According to Kuo, Apple still has some software problems to solve with its first headset. The bugs seem serious enough to prevent a release this spring.
There are no details on the nature of the software issues mentioned. So far, the rumor mill has been in agreement that Apple will present the MR headset at its annual WWDC conference. But since Apple never releases unfinished products, we should probably dampen our expectations for now.
Chinese company Luxshare ICT should become the lead manufacturing partner for the Apple MR headset. Mass production is reportedly planned for the first half of 2023. Based on recent rumours, Apple could launch its MR headset by the name Reality Pro. The device will likely run Apple’s own xrOS operating system. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the retail price could be as high as $3,000.
Kuo also shared some preliminary details on the second-generation Apple MR headset, which should launch in 2025. It will reportedly come in two versions. These include a cheap variant from Foxconn and a high-end model, which Luxshare will also produce.