According to the predictions of the highly respected Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has decided to delay the shipments of its mixed reality headset, Apple Glass, by several months. The reason is not shocking.
Update January 6, 2023: Ming-Chi Kuo goes ahead and signs off on a new thread stating that Apple’s mixed reality headset is still behind schedule due to issues with testing mechanical parts and availability of development tools. According to him, deliveries should not start before the end of the second quarter, not even during the third quarter.
This supports the idea that Apple Glass would be unveiled at WWDC 2023.
Development of Apple’s AR/MR headset is behind schedule due to problems with drop testing of mechanical components and the availability of software development tools, meaning that mass shipment of this device may be pushed back from the original 2Q23 to the end of 2Q23 or 3Q23. https://t.co/YitWBWxbRI
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 6, 2023
Article from December 5, 2022:
Eagerly awaited by the entire sector: Apple’s mixed reality headset, which today is called Apple glass, is getting more and more ink flowing as its launch nears. Its marketing, in fact, has been the subject of much debate for several years.
many streamers and other analysts are now betting on 2023 as the ideal window of opportunity for Apple. For Ming-Chi Kuo, famous for his predictions about Apple, the schedule of the Californian giant has recently been reversed. Device delivery would no longer occur at the beginning of the vintage.
First the software
Initially, the insider estimated that Apple would begin shipments of its device in the second quarter of 2023. as he explains in one of his tweets. Ming-Chi Kuo is reconsidering his judgment and is now targeting the second half, between July and December. At the time of writing, we are potentially a year away from the deadline.
My latest survey indicates that the mass shipment schedule of Apple’s MR headphones may be delayed until 2H23 due to software-related issues (compared to the previous estimate of 2Q23).
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) December 4, 2022
For the analyst, this delay is explained by a relatively simple reason: problems with the software. As we know, Apple makes it a point of honor to provide the best possible software experience. It is precisely in this field that the American company is especially expected.
See you at WWDC 2023?
For sure, you will never see Apple sell a product whose user experience has not been developed, moreover in a category of devices in which it is positioning itself for the first time in its history. Furthermore, and again according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the components of the glasses in question will be supplied to Apple during the second quarter of the year.
If this delay is confirmed, then WWDC 2023, logically expected in June, could be an ideal time to specify the brand’s commercial calendar. It is during this event that Apple can give new tools to developers to start developing applications for its future. platform possibly called xrOS.
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