The report comes from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which has just published an article focusing on the Reality Pro headset. According to the outlet, Apple is currently in the final stages of preparing the product for launch. This suggests that the company is close to completing the necessary development and production processes, indicating that the headset may soon be ready to hit the market.
What makes the report particularly interesting is its mention of Foxconn subsidiary GIS. The report states that GIS will be responsible for fitting the lenses onto the Reality Pro headset. Furthermore, GIS anticipates that it will commence shipping a metaverse product sometime during the second quarter of 2023. This cryptic statement is widely believed to refer to Apple’s highly anticipated headset.
The second quarter extends until the end of June 2023, it is possible that the headset could be launched just a few weeks after the commencement of WWDC on June 5. This would be an exceptionally short timeframe, especially considering the numerous challenges and setbacks the headset has reportedly faced, including recent ones.
However, it is worth noting that the Economic Daily News report allows for some flexibility regarding the shipping date. The article mentions that mass production and shipment of the headset are expected to begin during the second and third quarters. The third quarter spans from July 1 to September 30, indicating a slightly extended timeline for the headset’s availability.
Mixed-reality headset shipping by summer
That’s the question on everyone’s minds. According to a report from Economic Daily News, there is some flexibility when it comes to the shipping date. The report mentions that mass production and shipment of the headset are expected to begin in the second and third quarters. To be specific, the third quarter spans from July 1 to September 30.
However, it’s important to note that even this timeframe might be ambitious. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman has recently stated that the numerous delays the headset has encountered may result in Apple being content with getting it onto store shelves in time for the holiday season. Previously, Gurman had anticipated a March reveal and a September shipping date.