Report: Apple Has Completed Production Tests for AR/VR Headset

Report: Apple Has Completed Production Tests for AR/VR Headset

DigiTimes says Apple has completed key production tests for its long-rumored augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset.

The report cites information from Apple’s headset component suppliers who told the publication that the device has reportedly completed second-phase engineering validation tests (EVT 2) to ensure that prototype units meet Apple’s design goals and specifications.

DigiTimes‘ shared the information via its paywalled “Before Going to Press” section (via MacRumors), so more information will not likely be available until tomorrow.

DigiTimes did say that the Apple AR/VR headset is expected to debut by the end of 2022. That timeframe does not jibe with a recent report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that said the chances of the device emerging this year due to development issues.

Apple’s much-rumored headset is said to boast two 4K micro-LED displays, 15 optical modules, two main processors, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, eye tracking, a see-through AR mode, object tracking, hand gesture controls, and more, all in a lightweight design. While the headset’s pricing has not yet been confirmed, some reports say it will cost around $3,000.