We might finally catch a glimpse of Apple’s rumoured VR headset in early 2023

Mass production will reporetedly start in April, 2023


A new report indicates Apple’s augmented reality/virtual reality headset will enter mass production in 2023.

Of course, it’s important to note that this information comes from DigiTimes, a publication with a relatively spotty track record. According to the report, based on the VR headset’s current manufacturing status, it will likely release in April 2023 following the start of mass production in March.

This backs a previous report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman citing a similar production and release timeline.

DigiTimes says that the headset’s initial production run is expected to be limited to roughly 0.7 – 0.8 million units. Previous reports have indicated that the headset will have a price tag in the $3,000 USD range (roughly $3,736 CAD), making it even more expensive than Meta’s recently revealed Quest Pro.

Other rumoured features include dual 4K displays and a chip similar to Apple’s M2 processor, giving the headset ample power to push high-end virtual reality experiences. Some reports also indicate that the VR headset will be compatible with prescription lenses that magnetically attach to the device.

With 2022 almost over, we won’t have to wait long to finally learn more about Apple’s VR plans if this report is accurate.

Source: DigiTimes