Kuo: Apple to Hold Special Event in January to Announce Mixed Reality Headset

Apple plans to announce its long-rumored mixed reality headset during an event planned for January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today.

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In a tweet, Kuo offered a more precise timeline for Apple's mixed reality headset, which despite speculation did not make an appearance during yesterday's WWDC keynote.

According to Kuo, Apple will hold an event in January to reveal the product, with tools for developers shipping "within 2-4 weeks after the event." Pre-orders for the headset will start in the second quarter of 2023 with customers able to purchase the headset before next year's WWDC.

Multiple reports have highlighted ongoing issues with the development of the headset, delaying a launch until next year. The headset is expected to be a niche device that costs somewhere around $3,000. Learn more about the headset using our roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

turbineseaplane Avatar
25 weeks ago
Oh jeez

Just stop with this Ming
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
25 weeks ago

After wwdc and the worst update iOS 16 I have zero hope anymore for anything ground breaking from Apple
ios16 is far bigger than ios14/15 were
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
25 weeks ago
I think Apple's original plan was to release this product this year. Can’t believe this product is still a year away.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
25 weeks ago
KUO you said this macbook air will come with M1....so bye bye, you are no longer a true leaker, reliable , you are just a guesser now

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/03/08/kuo-macbook-air-2022-m1/
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DelayedGratificationGene Avatar
25 weeks ago

Aside from Apple's approach to the design and features of this device, there's nothing here for most people to get excited about. It will cost a fortune and probably have limited applications, an expensive novelty for the hardened Apple fans.
I think I read the exact same post in 2006 concerning rumors about iphone.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
25 weeks ago
I'll believe it when I see it. Should be interesting to see what Apple does with AR/VR.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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