Why Apple postponed the launch of its mixed reality glasses

Conceptual image of what Apple’s mixed reality glasses would look like. (photo: MacWorld Spain)

After the release of the first Manzana watches in 2015, Manzana did not introduce new devices or innovations to its ecosystem of products. After eight years, the company was scheduled to announce the launch of its new lenses of augmented reality Y virtual reality during the following months of 2023 to compete with viewers like the goal quest.

However, the development of this new technology has presented a delay due to inconveniences during the development stage of the device. According to Bloombergthe company’s intention is to create a product that is light and more like some lenses instead of pieces that must be kept fixed by means of straps to the head of people.

Initially, the developers of Manzana who are working on the glasses project augmented reality Y virtual reality they pretend that the model of your device looks more like the extinct Gafas Google, but at the same time improve its defects. This delay, unlike others, will be indefinite because technical problems are added to them, among which is the price product estimate.

Apple could replace the iPhone with augmented reality (AR) glasses.  (photo: iPadize)
Apple wants to make its mixed reality glasses look more like ordinary glasses for users. (photo: iPadize)

The challenge that has been submitted Manzana during this project is to create a device of the highest quality, which is also easy to use and a price friendly for users and can be a competitor in the market with the viewers of Goal. However, so far he would not have succeeded because the estimated amount that people would have to pay would be up to $3,000.

the lenses of Manzana would have screens high-resolution, plus more than 10 cameras that include sensors that detect where users are looking, chips M2 processors like those who have their new macbook pro and other technical details that raise the price even more than several of the products that it currently has in its catalog.

This is why the company Cupertino would be looking to reduce the price through a redesign of the product, since they are intended to be devices that can be carried throughout the day without the need to charge the battery steadily.

Magic Leap 2 VR headsets come with an external battery that people can use to keep the device running.
Magic Leap 2 VR headsets come with an external battery that people can use to keep the device running.

This would lead to the possibility of incorporating an external element to the lenses that functions as battery and is connected to the main device to allow its operation, but the decision would not be ideal considering that this feature was already implemented in the past by other products that were not successful in the market.

For the time being, although the arrival of the devices of augmented reality Y virtual reality have been forecast by analysts for the following months of the 2023the estimate fades again until further notice, which could take several years, as product developers look for ways to improve the product to make it more user-friendly and compete with the goal questwhich has an approximate price of $1,500a notable difference in relation to the estimate of Manzana.

At the moment, the only thing that is known about this product is that it could have the names of “Reality Pro” or “Reality One” according to some patents applied for by Manzanawhich he would have also decided to name as “xrOS” to its special operating system for these devices that seek to mix virtual reality and augmented reality in the same product.

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