Apple Glass could see the light of day in the second half of next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
What was seen as a chimera is finally becoming clearer. Apple is expected to launch an augmented reality headset in the second half of 2022, according to connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors in the aftermath of WWDC 2021, the analyst confirmed a launch schedule first established in April which calls for the Cupertino-based company to launch an AR headset in mid-2022.
“We expect Apple to launch AR HMD devices (Head-mounted display) in the second quarter of 2022. The device will deliver a seamless video augmented reality experience, so the goal is also needed and Genius (Genius Electronic Optical, one of Apple’s suppliers) is also a key supplier. “
Several helmets could be unveiled
Apple would develop two headsets. The first version announced for a 2022 launch would be a traditional virtual reality-style visor, with 15 cameras for a most immersive experience. It would be a helmet to ” mixed reality“. A second variant closer to the elegance of classic glasses would exploit optical waveguide technology to superimpose computer-generated graphics on a real landscape. This second headset, called Apple Glass, could follow in 2025.
This is not the first time that the rumor evoking the release of an AR / VR headset by Apple has surfaced. Ming-Chi Kuo, like Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, indicated in March that an announcement could be made on the matter during WWDC. It is clear that this was not the case …