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When is the Apple AR/VR headset going on sale?

It doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait much longer.

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Quick Answer: Many rumors claim Apple’s AR/VR headset is coming in 2023, with the latest reports suggesting that the premium mixed-reality headset will launch in Q3 of 2023.

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset. The company hasn’t officially confirmed one, but it clearly sees the technology as a critical part of its future.

We’ve been seeing leaks about the potential mixed-reality headset for a while now. The company reportedly showed it off to its board of directors in May 2022.

Additionally, many have speculated on what to expect when the headset launches.

Since Apple hasn’t officially revealed its headset to the public, there’s no way of knowing exactly when it will come out. But several industry insiders have weighed in, giving us a better idea about timeframes.

When is the Apple AR/VR headset coming out?

Short answer: Likely in Q3 of 2023.

Early suggestions claimed we could see Apple’s AR/VR headset in January 2023. However, recent reports from industry insiders point to a release date later in the year.

After apparent software issues, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now states the mixed-reality headset might not launch until Q3 of 2023.

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Ming Chi-Kuo has also reported that the reveal event for Apple’s AR/VR headset is likely coming in January 2023. If that’s the case, we should learn exactly when the headset is coming at the event.

💡: With January coming to a close soon, it’s not looking good for a product reveal before the end of the month.

Another report from DigiTimes says that Apple will begin mass production of the headset in March 2023. That would give the company reasonable time to ship the device in the second half of the year.

Of course, these are all rumors as of now. We won’t know exactly when the VR headset will be available until Apple officially reveals it.

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