After seven years of development, Apple Inc., is almost on the verge of launching its first mixed-reality headset. But the focus on this new device will lead to an otherwise silent year for them in 2023.
In 2019, Apple had aimed to raise its market, but eventually, the delays stacked up. Apple Inc. then, had plans to launch the mixed reality headset in 2020 delaying it to 2021, and then 2022.
The final postponement of the launch of the Apple mixed reality headset happened last year. Up until now, Apple had aimed to launch the mixed reality headset in January 2023 and then ship it by the end of the year. Now, it is aiming to launch it ahead of the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2023.
Present and Future
Apple Inc. had recently shared the mixed reality headset with a small group of high-profile software developers for testing and allowing them to get started on third-party apps.
The mixed reality headset’s operating system, which is dubbed “Borealis” inside the company, will be eventually and officially named xrOS.
With the existing plan in action, Apple Inc.1 could introduce the mixed reality headset to consumers likely under the name of Reality Pro. Post this, the developers are likely to speed up on the software features from June, 2023. If this timeline sticks, Apple Inc. would then ship the product later in the fall of 2023.
While Apple Inc. still has many tangles to untangle with the mixed reality headset which involves hardware, software, and services including the method on how it will be marketed and sold. The company is also banking on the product as its a brand new introduction for 2023.
In order to make sure it hits the bull’s eye, Apple Inc. has roped in several resources from different software and hardware engineering departments. But this action has turned out negatively for other projects; some of which were already delayed due to budget cuts because of economic slowdown.
It could also point at a direction that Apple Inc. has fewer products to showcase this year.
What more to expect?
Does Apple Inc. have any further plans?
Looking at Apple Inc. and its delays, we cannot expect much this year but yet can have hope with Mixed Reality Headset and a few updates!