Apple has made a few exciting announcements at the WWDC. There have been several rumors regarding the Apple MR headset. The expectation was that the company might give us a peek at its mixed reality headset at the event. But that didn’t happen. But now, the famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is ready to give us an insight into the timeframe for the project.
According to Kuo, China and Shanghai are still dealing with COVID. Lockdowns are still going on, and due to that Apple was forced to backtrack its MR headset development project. Kuo said that the project might enter the EVT or Engineering Validation test stage later in Q3 of 2022.
Kuo has predicted that after the headset is finalized, a launch event will happen in the January of 2023. It will involve developer toolkit units shipping 2-4 weeks after the said event. Pre-orders will surely begin in the Q2 of 2023 but the sale will start around WWDC of 2023. Still, all these dates are purely predictions, they can change easily. So, let’s see how they hold up.
Apple’s WWDC Announcements
Back to WWDC 2022. Apple has made several announcements. First of all, the new iOS 16 is coming. It has been modified. The new lock screen is there with better options and better live notifications. CarPlay is getting a big update in 2023. The WatchOS 9 is coming with additional fitness stuff. The iPad OS 16 is announced and macOS Ventura is coming with some minor updates.
The follow-up of Apple’s M1 chips has been announced. M2 chips are coming and according to Apple, they are highly superior to its predecessor. The M2 has an 18% faster CPU, a 35% more powerful GPU, and a 40% faster Neural Engine. It is also more efficient.
Apple is also updating the MacBook Air line-up. This will be a redesign with M2 chips. Apple has also made more announcements but these are major ones.