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Apple VR headset could be delayed until 2023, due to overheating

According to foreign media, Apple long-anticipated AR/VR headset could be delayed until 2023 due to issues encountered throughout the development process.

Apple had planned to launch the headset in 2021 and ship it this year. The business originally planned to introduce the product at WWDC in June 2022. However, it is currently looking improbable due to a variety of development concerns.

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The headset is reportedly experiencing overheating issues, as well as camera and software concerns. Two chips will equip the device. One of which will be “of the same level as the M1 Pro in the current MacBook Pro models”. This chip’s thermal needs are reportedly the source of the overheating problems.

“Thermal difficulties”.

Previous versions sought to address the thermal difficulties by incorporating an extra CPU unit that would wirelessly communicate data to the headset, but Sir Jony Ive apparently rejected this idea. According to reports, Apple presently has over 2,000 staff working on its AR/VR headset.

As a result of these development challenges, Apple is currently considering delaying the headset’s release until late 2022 or 2023. Apple has apparently notified its supply chain partners that the device is unlikely to unveil before 2023. However, the company is reportedly still pressuring suppliers to have devices ready by the end of 2022. Accordingly, LG Innotek’s headset cameras are to go into production in the second quarter of this year.

The business now intends to devote WWDC 2023 to developing virtual and augmented reality apps in order to launch the device’s App Store. The headgear, according to speculations, would operate on “rOS,” internally dubbed “Oak.”

To establish the framework for the device, iOS 16, internally dubbed “Sydney,” is rumored to include built-in compatibility for the headgear. According to reports, this means that Apple “could conceivably preview the technical features of the headset or its software without showing off the entire gadget” during this year’s WWDC.

Apple has explored charging more than $2,000 for the gadget. Which justifies by the device’s superior display, chip, and audio technology in comparison to competitors.

For MetaNews.

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