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Published on October 20th, 2021 | by Emergent Enterprise


Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset to Face Delays Due to Complex Design

Emergent Insight:
The most highly anticipated augmented reality glasses (or mixed reality, if you will) is the device that will be launched by Apple. Rumors are abundant about the future product and some get very specific as evidenced by this post by Filipe Espósito at 9t05Mac. Like they do with their other products, Apple will want to revolutionize the form factor. They will have the incredible strength of the brand behind them but, ultimately, they will need to show what value the glasses bring to everyday life. This can be done by delivering uses that augment and complement the needs and desires of the users. Then again, Apple is also very good at introducing lifestyle needs users never knew they had. See the iPod. Whatever the case, let’s see a prototype, Apple! Production delays can’t stop that!

Original Article:
Photo: 9to5Mac

We’ve been hearing a lot about Apple’s mixed reality headset recently, and there’s still no clue as to when Apple will actually introduce this new device. In a new investor note seen by 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple’s AR/VR headset is expected to face production delays due to its complex design.

Kuo claims that Apple’s industrial design requirements for the new head-mounted display are “much higher than competitors’ products.” The analyst says that Apple wants to have a solid ecosystem of hardware, software, and services at launch. As a result, the product could be delayed.

Based on sources in Apple’s supply chain, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that mass production of Apple’s new headset will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022, while it was previously scheduled for the second quarter of 2022. He also says that Taiwan’s Young Optics, one of the possible component suppliers for Apple’s new device, will be heavily impacted by the delay.

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