The Apple VR/AR headset has been the talk of the town for a while. Recently, we have heard too much news concerning the upcoming augmented reality device. Moreover, most of them contradict each other. Today, we got another butch of news. According to them, though Apple will combine AR and VR technology into the same device, at the same time, the company has also been working on new AR glasses. As analyst Jeff Pu said, the Apple AR glasses will be released by the end of 2024.
In a report, Pu mentioned that Luxshare will continue to be one of Apple’s key suppliers, servicing devices between the end of 2022 and 2024. Among all the devices, the analyst specifically mentioned products such as the Apple Watch Series 8, iPhone 14, and Apple’s AR/VR headsets. Apart from this, the analyst said that Apple plans to launch new AR glasses in the second half of 2024.
At the moment, not that much is known about the Apple AR glasses, but we can talk about some details. For instance, unlike the Apple AR/VR headsets, the upcoming Apple AR glasses will be highly dependent on the iPhone due to design constraints. Back in 2019, another analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the rumored “Apple Glasses” would be more like the iPhone’s display, similar to the first-generation Apple Watch.
Apple’s Mixed Reality headset, on the other hand, should have a more powerful design to accommodate its powerful hardware. Thus, it will be capable of processing AR and VR content at high resolution and operating independently from other Apple devices.
While most of the current rumors are still focused on Apple’s first-generation AR/VR headset, Pu mentioned in his report that the company is already planning a second-generation headset.
There is still a lot of time before Apple launches AR glasses and VR/AR headset. But Apple’s suppliers, including Luxshare, are already beefing up production lines. They will serve for the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 models first. Moreover, if nothing accidental happens, Apple will uncover two smartwatches this year, a regular version and a high-end version.
In this regard, we should recall the leaks from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg, suggesting that Apple will release a new generation of Apple Watch SE. There is every reason to think that this model will share the same chip as the Apple Watch Series 8. And this is why we think Pu’s report as there will be two S8 smartwatches sound inaccurate. We mean there will be two smartwatches but not both will be from the S8 series.