According to reports published earlier, tech giant, Apple was set to launch its first VR headset, Reality Pro in Q1 of 2023. However, according to the latest reports from Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the launch has been delayed in view of some issues related to software optimization.
Another credible report stated that xrOS and not the realityOS would power this new headset of Apple. It has been suggested that these are made by the firm internally, and the XR, which stands for extended reality.
Apparently, as per claims made by Kuo, Apple is still jamming the errors on xrOS. This has resulted in delaying the mass shipment of the product, which will now be taking place in the second half of 2023. Although this would not impact the actual announcement of the product, it may affect the product's availability in the market.
According to a series of Tweets from Kuo, the shipment forecast for Apple MR headsets in 2023 is slated to be below 500,000 units, which is lower as compared to the market consent of 800K to 1200K units.
Kuo also hinted about the certainty of delaying the media event, projected to take place in January of 2023. Apparently, this is not the first stint when the tech giant has done this, where devices have been put on sale after a few weeks of announcement. Although Kuo believes that Apple may not announce anything related to the Reality Pro VR headset in January 2023, it will be too early considering the delay in the mass shipment of the product.
For the unversed, the Reality Pro headset will be a niche product like the AirPods Max, and the company plans to ship around 500,000 units of the same in 2023. The product will be a mixed-reality headset combining augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).