Apple has long been speculated to be developing an Apple MR Headset that combines elements of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). About all of the functionality of the headgear has been reported, and it is likely to be released in June 2023 at the WWDC event.
Although Apple has yet to confirm or deny the existence of this rumored headgear, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the company will introduce a successor in 2025. Kuo said on Friday that Apple will produce “low-end” and “high-end” Apple MR Headsets of the second generation in 2025. To compare, the Meta Quest Pro costs $1,099. The first iteration of Apple’s MR headset is estimated to cost roughly $3,000. This would allow Apple to reach a larger audience, some of whom might be put off by the $3,000 price tag for the first VR headset.
Apple MR Headset Release Delayed
It is not unheard of for Apple to release two Apple MR Headsets, one high-end and one more wallet-friendly. Apple already provides Pro and non-Pro variants of practically everything in its product line, including the iPhone, MacBook, and AirPods. The data suggests Apple is using an approach somewhat dissimilar to the one it does for its other product lines.
Nobody knows how much Apple will reduce the price of the inexpensive headset. There has been talking of the first-generation MR headgear being a sensory powerhouse. The device is rumored to include 15 cameras, with 8 dedicated to augmented reality, 1 to environmental sensing, and 6 to biometrics. As of right now, it is only conjecture, however, it is possible that the inexpensive second-generation edition would exclude some of the features to lower the price.