There’s a lot going on when it comes to Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset, which is expected to combine both AR and VR technologies in one device. At the same time, however, the company is also working on new AR glasses. According to Haitong Intl Tech Research analyst Jeff Pu, Apple’s AR glasses will be announced in late 2024.
Seen in a note by 9to5MacPu mentions that Luxshare will remain one of Apple’s major device suppliers between the end of 2022 and 2024. Of all devices, the analyst highlights products such as Apple Watch Series 8, iPhone 14 and Apple’s AR/VR headset. But more than that, Pu believes Apple plans to introduce new AR glasses in the second half of 2024.
At the moment, details about Apple’s AR glasses are unknown. What we do know so far is that, unlike Apple’s AR/VR headsetthe new AR glasses will rely heavily on the iPhone due to design limitations. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in 2019 that the rumored “Apple Glasses” will act more like a display for the iPhone, similar to the first-generation Apple Watch.
The mixed reality headset, on the other hand, should have a more robust design to accommodate the powerful hardware that can process AR and VR content in high resolution and independently of other Apple devices.
Interestingly, while most of the rumors are still focused on Apple’s first-generation AR/VR headset, Pu mentioned in his report that the company already plans to introduce the second-generation of its headset alongside the new AR by the end of 2024. -glasses. And unsurprisingly, the analyst still believes Apple’s new headset will launch in early 2023.
iPhone 14 and other products
While it will be a while before both the headset and the AR glasses from Apple are announced, Jeff Pu has reiterated that Luxshare is closing the production line for the new iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 models are coming later this year. The report lists new “S8 and high-end S8” watches, suggesting that Apple will announce two new Apple Watch models this fall.
According to previous reports by Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg† Apple plans to release a new generation Apple Watch SE – the entry-level version of the Apple Watch introduced in 2020. This model may share the same chip as the Apple Watch Series 8, so that’s why Pu reports that two new S8 models are coming.
In a related comment, Pu also briefly mentions how a new deal between Luxshare and Chery Group could benefit Apple Car production.
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