The famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects in note New research is that Apple will launch augmented reality glasses in the second quarter of 2022. It is expected that this will be a development tool and a starting point for Apple glasses.
The research note focuses on the prospects for Apple’s lead supplier, Genius Electronic Optical. She notes that the company is benefiting from a number of augmented and virtual reality products coming from the likes of Facebook, Sony and Apple.
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He said, “We expect Apple to launch AR HMD devices in the second quarter of 2022. The device provides a transparent augmented reality experience.” So the lens is also needed. Genius is also the main supplier.
And it was rumored that Apple was developing a headset linked to augmented reality, led by the initial mixed reality device, which was rumored to be launched in 2021 or 2022. It is rumored that there are more elegant augmented reality glasses, possibly released around 2025.
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As recently as January, Kuo was expecting Apple’s initial augmented reality glasses to appear sometime in 2021. But by March, he pushed his predictions back to mid-2022, in line with today’s report.
Mark Gorman of Bloomberg also noted in March that the announcement of the headset could come in the next several months. But there was no indication of such an announcement. The keynote address for the WWDC conference was a major opportunity.
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And some uncertainty about the timing could be related to a potentially long gap between the announcement and launch of the AR headset.
As a new platform for Apple, the company may want to announce it several months before any product launches to give developers time to get ready.
However, reports have indicated that Apple’s first augmented reality headset will be an expensive and high-end device aimed largely at developers rather than the public.
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Kuo’s report today on Genius Electronic Optical also touches on iPhone 13 production, noting that it appears Genius will be the exclusive supplier of wide-angle camera lenses and a telephoto camera for the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, at least until the end of this month.
And Apple’s other supplier of these components, Largan, is said to have failed to meet their requirements. The company asked him to temporarily halt shipments of components.
Kuo believes Genius will eventually be responsible for between 65 and 70 percent of shipments of these lens components. Up from market consensus for a share between 40 and 50 percent.
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