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Apple Postpones Launch of AR Glasses, Observe-Up Combined Actuality Headset to Have Cheaper Value Tag: Studies

Apple has postponed the launch of its light-weight augmented-reality glasses indefinitely as a result of technical challenges, however remains to be planning to unveil its first mixed-reality headset this 12 months, Bloomberg Information reported on Tuesday.

The iPhone maker’s mixed-reality headset – which mixes each augmented and digital actuality – is about to launch on this 12 months’s spring occasion, Bloomberg mentioned, including that the gadget will value round $3,000 (roughly Rs. 2,45,400).

Apple’s mixed-reality gadget would compete with the likes of Meta’s Quest Professional digital and mixed-reality headset, which it launched late final 12 months for $1,500 (roughly Rs. 1,22,700), half of the Apple gadget’s reported worth.

The Cupertino, California-based firm now plans to deal with reducing the worth of the follow-up model of its mixed-reality gadget, anticipated as quickly as 2024 or early 2025, as a substitute of engaged on the AR glasses, based on the report.

Apple will intention to take action by utilizing chips on par with these within the iPhone relatively than parts present in higher-end Mac computer systems.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

The Info web site first reported Apple’s plans to unveil a less expensive mixed-reality headset on Tuesday.

Earlier within the day, the iPhone maker unveiled MacBooks powered by its new and quicker M2 Professional and M2 Max chips in a shock launch weeks forward of its typical schedule.

The roll-out of the gadgets utilizing Apple’s newest variations of the M2 chip, which it debuted final 12 months, is an outgrowth of the tech large’s resolution in 2020 to make use of semiconductors designed in-house after 15 years of counting on Intel’s expertise. Shares of Apple rose about 1 %, outperforming a broadly weaker market. The inventory misplaced about 27 in 2022, its largest fall because the 2008 monetary disaster.

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