Alleged Apple mixed-reality headset component images leak
Images allegedly showing components for Apple’s long-rumored mixed-reality headset have been shared online, possibly offering our very first look at parts for the upcoming wearable that will be Apple’s first new product category since the Apple Watch launched in 2015.
The images show what appears to be shaped ribbon cables that could be part of the face visor for Apple’s new AR/VR headset, coming from a source on Twitter who has a track record for sharing accurate information about Apple components.
The account that shared the images is private, with only approved followers able to access the component leak.
Apple is widely expected to announce its new mixed-reality headset in June ahead of a public release in the fall.
Reports have previously claimed that Apple’s first AR/VR headset will cost between $3000 to $5000, with the model expected to be called “Apple Reality Pro.”
It is believed that after the introduction of the “Apple Reality Pro” device, Apple will launch a new series with a more affordable price tag.
In 2021 we saw The Information publish a sketch of the upcoming headset, claiming to have seen secret internal imagery from an unnamed source “with direct knowledge” of the development, reporting that the device will offer a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material and swappable headbands.”
Concept creator Ian Zelbo has released visuals showing what Apple’s new headset will probably look like based on earlier leaked information, featuring an Apple Watch-style adjustable headband and AirPods Max reminiscent mesh cushion for comfort around the wearer’s eyes.