According to a leak from one of the analysts with the most nose and information about Apple, the company would have postponed mass production of his glasses.
This delay jeopardizes the possibility that we will see your announcement at the recently announced WWDC event, which will take place from June 5 to 8.
It is believed that the reason for the delay is due to The company’s optimism in recreating the iPhone moment has diminished.
Here we leave the information that Min-Chi Kuo shares on Twitter in this regard and that, if we trust his previous successes, it could lead to a delay in the presentation / arrival on the market until at least autumn of this year.
They are not the only ones factors to consideras he comments in his tweet:
- Lack of enthusiasm based on market feedback
- The current economic moment of recession
- The compromises made in the hardware specifications for mass production (weight)
- The ecosystem and the lack of app support
- The high cost, should be around between 3,000 and 4,000 dollars
Kuo also adds that due to the delay in this mass production, the shipping schedule has changed. The market consensus regarding the sales expectations drop 500,000 units in half.
The year of the glasses, except those of Apple
We have already talked ad nauseam about the different options for smart glasses, either virtual reality or mixed, that are coming to the market.
In fact, the MWC was loaded with models from different brands, with increasingly smaller and more functional augmented reality designs such as the Oppo Air Glass 2 or the TCL NXTwear S.
It is true that the Drop in interest in the Metaverse becomes clear and the need for virtual reality glasses, therefore, also falls.
Apple is developing a mixed reality model, which is expected to arrive with a careful design and offer the best of both worlds, virtual reality and augmented reality. But, it seems, we will have to keep waiting until they hit the market.