When The Information launched a few days ago a generous list of specifications of Apple’s mixed reality viewer, perhaps I was wrong by saying that the device was close. Now Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed to us that we may not see the visor or anything related to it. until WWDC, and that is if we are lucky.
Kuo has commented on the details of this delay in a couple of tweets. Apparently the main reason is problems in the drop tests of the headset: Apple is interested in making it more resistant to the possibility of it falling off our heads or from somewhere high.
twenty22 and 2023 may be the years of delays for Apple
Another compelling reason would be the availability of necessary tools for software development, which would be scarce. The secrecy wrapped in the viewer can force many precautionary measures, which can suffer the final stages of its development.
The dance of dates is quite a chaos: some say we will see the viewer this month and some say we will not see it until after the launch of the iPhone 15.
For our part we can do nothing but wait: we already have many delays with the Macs that are pending launch and the viewer may have been placed behind that queue. Perhaps we could think of an intermediate point and that you want to give a coup at WWDC in June?
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