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Apple plans to launch its second-generation AR/VR headset in the first half of 2025, likely featuring a more high-end configuration and a new affordable option, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today.

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Writing in his Medium blog, Kuo said the following:
The second-generation Apple AR/VR may have high-end and more-affordable models, which will launch in 1H25, and component suppliers will start shipping in 2H24. Apple AR/MR shipments may reach 10 million units as soon as 2025 or 2026, thanks to the second-generation Apple AR/MR product segmentation strategy and ecosystem.
Apple has not yet released its first AR/MR headset but plans to hold a special event to showcase the product during January of 2023, Kuo has previously reported. Apple's first headset is set to be an expensive product, costing upwards of $3,000. A new affordable option would help Apple make its headset more mainstream and increase overall shipments to 10 million by 2025 or 2026, according to the analyst.

Learn more about Apple's first AR/MR headset with our comprehensive roundup.

Article Link: Kuo: Second-Generation Apple AR/VR Headset to Launch in 2025, Could Include More Affordable Option
 
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mozumder

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I don't see how this is going to work without a light-field micro-LED display.. does Apple think people are going to go for crappy VR displays?
 

risenphoenixkai

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When there's precisely zero consequence for being wrong, you can say anything you want. See, I'll go next:

In 2032, Apple will unveil an electric motorcycle. Called the iBike, it will be a self-driving motorcycle with a 500 kilometre range and a top speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The iBike is charged via a proprietary charger that Apple sells separately for $499 (the European Union is pre-emptively considering legislation in 2023 to ban this forthcoming charger). The iBike will only come in white.
 

Mr. Dee

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I seriously won't look at this thing on gen 3. Apple must have some serious confidence in this thing as a game changer to moving forward. But, this is a company that launch iPod Hi-Fi, iPhone 4 with Antennae Gate, Trash Can Mac Pro, 2016 MacBook Pro, Home Pod, thumb drive iPod Shuffle. So, a wait and see how this pans out is in due course.

Meta has certainly gotten everyone excited, but we see how they are suffering for it.
 
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tongxinshe

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Similar price like Microsoft’s Hololense? That’s the ask for a death before its birth. Meta’s Quest 2’s price is at a MUCH better position.
 

Nozuka

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I seriously won't look at this thing on gen 3. Apple must have some serious confidence in this thing as a game changer to moving forward. But, this is a company that launch iPod Hi-Fi, iPhone 4 with Antennae Gate, Trash Can Mac Pro, 2016 MacBook Pro, Home Pod, thumb drive iPod Shuffle. So, a wait and see how this pans out is in due course.

If this is the "worst" you can think of, it will be a pretty good product.

(Or even amazing, if it is anything like the iPhone 4 was at the time)
 

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When there's precisely zero consequence for being wrong, you can say anything you want. See, I'll go next:

In 2032, Apple will unveil an electric motorcycle. Called the iBike, it will be a self-driving motorcycle with a 500 kilometre range and a top speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The iBike is charged via a proprietary charger that Apple sells separately for $499 (the European Union is pre-emptively considering legislation in 2023 to ban this forthcoming charger). The iBike will only come in white.

With specially engineered customizable tires available in five colors*

*Pride edition tires available later that fall.
 

Beavix

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The first time in history when a tech company skips a 1st gen product entirely and goes straight to launching the 2nd gen. Apple should’ve done this with the iPhone.
 
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