Notebookcheck Logo
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Apple's VR headset could be delayed until early 2023

An illustration suggesting what Apple's head-mounted VR device might look like (Source: The Information)
An illustration suggesting what Apple's head-mounted VR device might look like (Source: The Information)
New rumors suggest that Apple may not release its first VR headset until late 2022 at the earliest. It has been predicted that the delay has been caused by Apple's complex design for the headset.

A forecast made by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared in a note to investors predicts that mass production of the Apple VR headset may not begin until the last quarter of 2022, which could mean that they are not widely available until early 2023.

Kuo suggests that the reason for the delay is that Apple wants to have "complete software, ecosystem, and services" for the device. Kuo implies that the combination of Apple's ambition to make a comfortable headset with great software and the design being more complicated than other Apple products is slowing the production.

Previously, Kuo had forecast that the headset would launch in the second quarter of 2022. Kuo's note states that Apple "will target diversified applications for head-mounted display devices, rather than just gaming applications".

It has been predicted that the VR headset may look similar to the Oculus Quest but that Apple will optimize the design for a comfortable fit. Rumors point to two micro-OLED 8k displays alongside eye and head movement tracking. It is believed that the gadget will need to be wirelessly tethered to an Apple device to access all features.

Many patents have already been approved for Apple's VR headset. The latest two appear to be related to a design that ensures the device sits comfortably on the user's face and even auto-adjusts if the gadget slips while in use.

Buy the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset on Amazon

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Polly Allcock
Polly Allcock - Tech Writer - 296 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I've been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I have loved gadgets and understanding how things work. Since graduating, I have worked for several technology companies across FinTech, AdTech and Robotics.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 10 > Apple's VR headset could be delayed until early 2023
Polly Allcock, 2021-10-22 (Update: 2021-10-22)