Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:) has announced a delay in the release of its highly anticipated $3,499 Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, now expected to arrive in March due to complex design and manufacturing challenges, Bloomberg reported today. The tech giant had initially planned for a January launch.
The Vision Pro mixed-reality device, which merges virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) through a single optical glass lens, was first unveiled with an early next year sales target. The headset’s unique design elements, constructed from glass, aluminum, and carbon fiber, have reportedly led to adjustments in production forecasts as early as July.
Despite these setbacks, Apple’s stock saw a slight increase today following the news. The company is also adjusting its strategy for other products; plans to include Apple’s own cellular modems in MacBooks are now delayed until at least 2028, moving away from Qualcomm (NASDAQ:) chips.
The Vision Pro is designed to operate with an R1 chip that supports the M2 chip, processing inputs from twelve cameras, five sensors, and six microphones. It also features a two-hour power supply through an external battery connection.
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