Apple could distribute the second generation of its virtual reality headset in 2025 in two versions: one more expensive and one cheaper, at least according to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The second generation of Apple’s virtual reality headset is already in planning
Ming-Chi Kuo, in an article published on Medium, summarized the situation, seeing more in 2025 the year of marketing of the second generation of Apple’s virtual reality viewer.
The VR/AR viewer should be presented in a more expensive version and a more affordable one for the general public. But to do this, according to the analyst, it is essential that Apple makes some changes.
All very rushed? Perhaps, also considering that the much talked about first generation has yet to arrive on the market, but the data reported by Ming-Chi Kuo are really interesting.
First of all, it must be pointed out that a few days ago Nikkei Asia also anticipated a little what was later confirmed by the analyst: Foxconnone of the production partners of the viewer, would already be working on a cheaper second-generation version.
In fact, the first VR / AR viewer signed by Apple could be extremely expensive: we are talking about figures ranging from $3,000 up to $5,000. For this reason, trying to ensure the widest possible user market, Apple would have decided to proceed with a cheaper version for the second generation.
From here we can reconnect to the statements of Ming-Chi Kuo, according to which the clues to confirm what was previously leaked are all there.
Luxcaseict e Foxconn
First of all Pegatron it would be phasing out to move its development team and production resources to Luxcaseict, a joint venture between Luxshare ICT and Pegatron, which will in turn work alongside Foxconn for the creation of the second generation of the viewer. This way the cost reduction should be more feasible than before.
We still don’t know when the second generation headset will be officially launched. For the moment, according to Kuo, the first generation one could arrive together with the launch of the iPhone 15 towards the end of the summer, while for the second gen viewer. we may have to wait until 2024 or even 2025.