If you’ve been following tech news, you might have heard that Apple is planning on launching a brand new product category in the form of headsets. The company is expected to first debut a mixed reality headset, which now according to a report from Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, could cost a pretty penny.
The report claims that Apple has discussed price points for the upcoming headset where it might end up costing customers over $2,000 to own one. However, there might be a good reason for that because according to Gurman, Apple’s mixed reality headset is expected to be quite a beast in terms of performance.
Apparently it will feature the use of two processors that are said to be on par with the M1 Pro chipset that Apple debuted in the MacBook Pros in 2021, and that it will also feature 8K display panels, along with “advanced audio technology”. Given that we’ve seen Apple introduce spatial audio in its AirPods, we wouldn’t be surprised if the company was already trying to set the stage for what is to come.
Gurman’s latest report aligns with what we had heard a while ago where it was suggested that it would not come cheap. That being said, it should be noted that a report from last week indicated that the headset could be delayed and could instead launch in 2023, instead of 2022 as was previously rumored.