Apple forced to make major cuts to Vision Pro headset production plans
Apple is said to be more than halving Apple Vision Pro headset production, with a report from the Financial Times claiming that the iPhone maker has been forced to ‘major cuts’ due to manufacturing issues.
It was originally reported that Apple had planned to produce one million Apple Vision Pro headsets per year, with today’s new report claiming that the number has now dropped to around 400,000 units in 2024.
According to the report, Apple supplier Luxshare is struggling with the complexity of the AR/VR headset, with Apple unhappy with the time taken to produce the devices.
Apple unveiled Apple Vision Pro at WWDC23, the iPhone maker’s first-ever AR/VR device that blends digital content with the physical world through a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice.
The new mixed-reality headset, which will be available only in the US at launch, will be released in 2024, with Apple stating that the device will be coming to more countries and regions later next year.
The device is made from a singular piece of three-dimensionally formed laminated glass with an aluminum alloy frame that curves to wrap a user’s face. The device features an array of advanced cameras and sensors that work together to enable the mixed-reality experience, and speakers are positioned close to a users ears to deliver Spatial Audio to create life-like three-dimensional environments.