Online sources claim that Apple’s mixed-reality headset development is well underway, with Pegatron becoming its main manufacturer. It is possible that serial production of new products will begin in March next, and it may be announced as early as April.
Sources say that the initial production of the headset is very limited. The high price will also mean that the device will be mainly sold to commercial markets. An earlier report stated that Apple plans to ship 2.5 million headsets per year. According to industry sources, the annual shipment volume will range between 700 and 800 thousand.
This order won’t be profitable for component manufacturers, who are able to profit from the high number of units produced. Despite the low profitability of production of the first Apple headphones, American companies are still willing to collaborate on this project to improve their technical skills and position themselves as future Apple headsets manufacturers.
Apple has been creating augmented, virtual, and mixed reality headsets for several decades, according to all available data. According to rumors the IT giant had some difficulties developing the headsets. It is believed that this caused the slowdown. Initial expectations were that Apple would introduce its first headset this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo an authority on Apple’s augmented realities, said in the middle of the year that the presentation would most likely be made in January 2023. According to Kuo, the new information is in line with Kuo’s prediction. He previously stated that Apple would not accept pre-orders for a mixed reality headset purchase until the second quarter 2023.