Apple has received a certain amount of well-deserved criticism since the launch of the iPhone 13. However, a fresh report suggests that the company has an ace up its sleeve for 2022 in the form of a new AR headset.
A Digitimes report, citing information from the supply chain, claims that Apple has completed the second phase of prototype testing of its first-ever AR headset. Next, the plan is to move on to the next phase, which is called Engineering Verification Testing (EVT).
Production of the gadget is expected to start in the second quarter of 2022, and it will go on sale in the second half of 2022.
The report mentions that two major Apple products due next year are the Apple Car and the Apple AR headset. Since Ford poached Apple Car chief Doug Field, rumors about the Apple Car have diminished, allowing the public to focus on the AR headset.
The report notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated that AR will change the way humanity lives, and hopes to develop AR. However, the Apple CEO is reportedly unhappy with the heat dissipation, weight and battery life of the headset being developed.