We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the release of Apple’s AR/MR headset. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the project could arrive as early as mid-year 2023 or as late as Q3 of the same year.

While Apple has sent an early prototype of the headset to select developers, offering the first glimpse into its potential, there is still much work to be done on the hardware and software before it can hit store shelves.

Kuo suggests that if the development goes differently than planned, unveiling the AR/MR headset could be pushed back as far as June for the WWDC event.

As the tech giant prepares for the headset launch and its accompanying operating system, xrOS, expected in 2023, its engineers have reportedly shifted focus away from other operating systems, including the upcoming iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has been working on the AR/MR headset and xrOS for several years, and with the release date approaching, the company is putting a greater emphasis on these products.

In the spring, Apple will give developers a preview of its latest technology innovations, with a further look at tools and resources for development available at the WWDC event in June. Stay tuned for updates on the release of the mixed-reality headset.


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