According to trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo , Apple plans to ship around 1.5 million units of its upcoming mixed reality headset in 2023 .
In a research note, Kuo reiterated that Apple plans to announce its long-rumored mixed reality headset during an event in January 2023. The company’s first mixed reality headset is expected to cost over $2,000 to become a niche product. As a result, Kuo says shipments of the device are unlikely to exceed 1.5 million units in 2023.
In May, Apple presented the mixed reality headset to Apple board members, signaling that the device was approaching its final stages before launch. Although the title has been worked on for several years, recent problems with overheating during development and performance have delayed the product’s release .
Mixed Reality Title Will Appeal to a Niche Audience
The headset is expected to be powered by a processor with the same performance as the M1 Pro in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro .
The mixed reality headset Apple is working on will feature more than a dozen cameras for tracking hand movements, two ultra-high-resolution 8K displays, and advanced eye-tracking technology. Images shared by The Information last year gave us a look at the potential design of the title.
Apple is reportedly currently working on a second-generation version of the mixed reality headset. According to Kuo, the new model of the title will launch in the first half of 2025 , along with a cheaper and more affordable model .