Something seems to be moving on the Apple viewer. According to rumors of DigiTimesa supplier, Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), count of ship the first components to the establishments that will assemble the product as early as February. In a month or at the most two then the first batch of lenses produced by GSEO for Apple’s AR / VR viewer will be on the road.
The indiscretion is compatible with those that have foreseen a launch in the second half of 2023. They say that the Apple Reality Pros, one of the names at stake for the product, will be presented in the autumn Apple. But some official clues (or more than one) could come already at the next developer conference in Junethe WWDC 2023, where Apple could tell in detail about the operating system xrOS (or realityOS).
Everything is known about the viewer and the opposite of everything. The only point that seems to be stable compared to the others seems to be the price: it will be very high and practically anyone is ready to bet. between $2,000 and $3,000. Inevitable for an object that cost Apple years of development (alias economic investments), inevitable also for the habits of Apple, whose products are never cheap. After all, it will be a niche object, which at least in its first version it will be aimed primarily at professionals and developers.
Then, says a very recent indiscretion, it will be time for one cheaper variant, which will cost about the same as an iPhone (between $800 and $1,600, it is rumored). But the challenge ahead will be no less difficult, because Apple with its obsession with build quality and a simple yet rewarding user experience not an easy “boss” for designers. It would be scheduled for 2025, but before then the time for Reality Pro will come.