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 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.