We have been hearing for a long time now that Apple is working on an augmented reality (AR) headset. When exactly that device will launch is up for debate, although recently we have heard that Apple could be close where it could launch in 2020. This is according to notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has in the past proven to be very accurate with his predictions.
However, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has also been pretty spot-on with Apple-related news and rumors, Apple’s AR headset could have been “delayed” to 2021 or 2022. We put “delayed” in quotes because at this point in time, no one really knows for sure when Apple’s AR headset will launch, so for all we know, those dates could be wrong for all we know.
According to the report, Gurman claims that Apple is working on some kind of VR/AR hybrid headset that could now be launched in 2021 or 2022. Gurman also goes on to claim that Apple might have a pair of lightweight AR glasses that could also be launched in 2023. While the report seemingly contradicts the earlier report, it actually doesn’t.
Apparently Apple had originally planned to launch their first AR headset in 2020 as per Kuo’s report, but they later decided to push that back. Take this with a grain of salt for now, but either way, it seems that we might not be seeing Apple’s headset anytime soon.