For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be looking to launch an augmented reality (AR) headset. How true that is remains to be seen, but Apple’s interest in AR is pretty well-known, having launched features on iOS that takes advantage of the technology while also acquiring companies specializing in the tech.
So the question is, will we ever see this AR headset? The good news is yes, we will, and if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, it seems that the device might actually launch in the second quarter of 2020. Kuo has had a pretty excellent track record when it comes to Apple related rumors and predictions, so for him to offer up such an estimate means that we really could be getting close to such a launch.
Apple typically hosts a few events a year, where there will be an event at the early part of the year for MacBook related refreshes, which is followed by WWDC, which we suppose could be considered to be in the second quarter of 2020. If anything, we suppose it makes sense for the device to be announced at that time.
Kuo’s claim also seems to contradict an earlier report by DigiTimes who claimed that Apple might have paused development on the device. However, code found within iOS 13 has suggested that Apple is still working on it. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully we’ll have more details to share soon.