Rumors of Apple’s intention to release a mixed reality (AR/VR) headset in the foreseeable future have been around for a long time. Now there are reports that the company is developing an augmented reality (AR) headset that could launch in 2024. This was noted by Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong Intl Tech Research.
According to the analyst, Apple is currently in the design phase of the AR headset. It is assumed that the prototype of the device will be ready by the end of this year, and Apple will organize mass production in the second half of 2024. The analyst believes Apple’s AR headset will use components from Corning and Hoya. It is also reported that the device will be called AR Glass.
Pu was one of the first to talk about Apple’s augmented reality headset. Unlike a mixed reality headset that could be unveiled later this year or early next year, the future AR device will be fully AR-focused.
In addition, Pu expressed his uncertainty that the iPhone 15 that Apple is due to launch next year will have a periscope camera. In his opinion, the probability of this is high, and in the case of a periscope camera, Lante will supply such modules to Apple. Most likely, the periscope camera will appear in the iPhone 15 Max or iPhone 15 Pro models.