Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality headset might be launching on WWDC 2022 or a spring media event.
In a tweet thread posted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he outlined how ongoing delays may have pushed mass shipment of the mixed reality headset to the third or second quarter this year. In line with this thinking, Kuo believes that Apple will not be holding an event in the first quarter to introduce the device, but will rather wait until the WWDC in June or at a spring media event announced by the company.
Development delays for the headset come from ‘issues with mechanical drop testing’, as well as ‘availability of software development tools’. The Information posted an extensive report, highlighting the upcoming headset and its rumored features, which include a battery pack that may be waist-mounted and a dial that’s similar to the Digital Crown, which may be used to transition between physical and virtual modes.