If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be launching their first mixed reality headset in 2022. This is apparently the start of Apple’s plans to launch more virtual/augmented reality devices down the road, with the ultimate goal of possibly replacing the iPhone with AR glasses in the next decade or so.

That being said, while the first-gen model is expected to launch next year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now claiming that Apple is not wasting any time and that they are apparently already developing the second-gen headset that will be coming in 2024. This second-gen model is said to not only feature a lighter design, but will adopt a new battery system alongside a faster processor.

We suppose this shouldn’t really come as a surprise since first-gen models are usually aimed at early adopters, and that as time progresses, companies will refine their product to make it better, sleeker, more functional, and potentially cheaper. We’re not sure if the 2024 headset will be the rumored Apple glasses or if it will continue being a headset similar to VR headsets we’ve seen so far, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

The rumors have claimed that Apple’s headsets will not come cheap so it does seem a bit ambitious that the company is already looking at a second model when it is unclear how the first-gen model will perform.

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