We have long been talking about Apple’s AR headset plans, and it’s no secret that the company has been working towards an AR headset for quite some time now. The company has been long been investing in AR on iOS with ARKit, and we could finally see the Apple AR headset in 2020.
According to previous reports, the Apple AR headset was expected to arrive sometime in the first half of 2020, or around the middle of 2020. And now, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the company is now targeting a Q2 2020 release, which means the new AR headset could launch along with the 2020 iPhones.
Apple’s AR headset is going to be marketed as something that works as an iPhone accessory, instead of a full-fledged AR headset. That means the product will rely on the iPhone for all the computing requirements, allowing Apple to offer a slim design for the AR headset.
And that will be crucial for the success of Apple’s AR headset. We are yet to get a true consumer-focused AR headset that appeals to the masses, and Apple will definitely go for something that appeals to the wide range of iPhone customers. And so, marketing it as an iPhone accessory could be the key.