Reuters – Apple has indefinitely postponed the launch of its lightweight augmented reality glasses due to technical issues, but plans to unveil its first mixed reality headset this year, Bloomberg News said on Tuesday. reported.
The iPhone maker’s mixed-reality headset, which combines both augmented and virtual reality, will be available at an event this spring, Bloomberg said, adding that the device will cost about $3,000.
Apple’s mixed reality devices will compete with the likes of Meta Platforms’ Quest Pro virtual and mixed reality headsets. It launched late last year at $1,500, half the reported price of Apple devices.
Instead of working on AR glasses, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is now focusing on lowering the price of a follow-up version of its mixed reality device due in 2024 or early 2025, according to reports. I am planning to put
Apple aims to do this by using iPhone-like chips instead of components found in high-end Mac computers.
Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
The Information website first reported Apple’s plans to unveil a cheap mixed reality headset on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the iPhone maker announced MacBooks with new faster M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, weeks ahead of its usual schedule.
(Reporting by Kanjiik Ghosh and Shubham Kalia from Bangalore; Editing by Janane Venkatraman)