The world-class brand Apple will soon debut its first Augmented Reality headset in the second quarter of 2022. MacRumors have recently published this news provided by the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This research report focuses entirely on prospects for key Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical.
It explains that Apple will benefit from various upcoming VR and AR products from the likes of Sony, Facebook, and Apple. It has been said that ‘We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD [head-mounted display] devices in 2Q22. The device will provide a video see-through AR experience, so the lens also needed, and Genius is also a key supplier.’
What has been Apple Rumor all about?
According to rumors, Apple has been working on a pair of AR-based headsets. These headsets led by an initial ‘mixed-reality device said to be launching either this or maybe next year. A petite and sleek pair of AR glasses will follow around 2025, as per rumored sources.
Kuo, in January, was predicting that the new initial AR headset by Apple would debut in 2021. However, by March, he took back his prediction to mid-2022 more in line. Besides this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also predicted in March that the headset announcement could come in a few months. Though, there has been no sign of such an announcement in the WWDC keynote.
There is still an uncertainty between the announcement and launch of the AR headset. Apple, however, will announce it a few months ahead of any product launch to provide developers enough time to prepare. According to reports, Apple’s first AR headset will be more expensive and targeted at developers than the public.
On Genius Electronic Optical, Kuo’s report stated that iPhone 13 production would have wide angle and telephoto camera lenses. The supplier of these components Largan also said to have failed meeting Apple’s requirements and has temporarily halted component shipments. Currently, Genius is picking up the slack following the misstep of Largan. Moreover, Kuo believes that Genius will be responsible for around 65-70% of shipments for these lens components.
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