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Apple Delays AR Glasses, Plans Cheaper Mixed-Reality Headset

  • AR glasses were meant to be follow-up to this year’s headset
  • Lower-cost version of mixed-reality headset now in development
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Apple to Launch Mixed Reality Headset This Year
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Apple Inc. is still planning to unveil its first mixed-reality headset this year, but an even more important follow-up product — lightweight augmented-reality glasses — has been postponed due to technical challenges. 

The company had originally hoped to release the AR glasses after the debut of its mixed-reality headset, which combines both AR and virtual reality, but that part of the plan is now on hold. Instead, Apple will follow up with a lower-cost version of the mixed-reality headset as soon as 2024 or early 2025, according to people familiar with the deliberations.