Apple mixed reality headset to enter mass production in March 2023
Apple’s mixed reality (XR) headset will go into mass production in March 2023, according to the latest DigiTimes report. Chinese contract manufacturer Pegatron is expected to be the main supplier of the device. Apple is believed to launch its XR headset at an event in April 2023, as the initial supply will be very limited.
The report specifies that the first shipment of XR headsets in the first year will be somewhere between 700,000 and 800,000 units, which is lower than previous estimates of 2.5 million units. The lower supply values won’t make the XR headset as profitable for suppliers, although Pegatron and others will fill those orders so they can be better positioned for future AR/VR products.
Apple has already trademarked the Reality One name, which is believed to be related to its MX headset project. Previous reports suggested a January 2023 announcement followed by Q2 pre-orders and open sales around June’s WWDC.