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Apple’s New VR/AR Headset Risks Being Delayed Until 2023

  • High-end device will combine virtual and augmented reality
  • June WWDC announcement was planned, but may now be pushed back
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Apple’s Mixed-Reality Headset May Be Delayed Until 2023
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Apple Inc. is considering pushing back the debut of its mixed-reality headset by at least a few months, potentially delaying its first major new product since the Apple Watch in 2015, according to people familiar with the situation. 

The headset -- a high-end device that blends virtual and augmented reality -- was targeted for an unveiling at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, followed by a release later in the year. But development challenges related to overheating, cameras and software have made it harder to stay on track, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.