Rumor: Apple Will Debut AR Headset & Tracker In 2021
Veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returns with fresh predictions for the new year.
According to TF International Securities analyst and respected Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to debut a wide range of new projects this year, including the long-rumored “Apple Glass” AR headset and AirTag tracking device.
In a research note from Kuo recently obtained by MacRumors, the analyst claims that said products will debut alongside a variety of other Apple devices, such as new AirPods and additional Apple Silicon Macs. According to an internal group presentation lead by Apple VP Mike Rockwell back in 2019 at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA, the AR headset is scheduled to launch in 2022 following the release of a hybrid VR/AR device.
AirTag represents Apple’s long-rumored consumer tracking solution. Similar to the Tile trackers, AirTag would attach to your personal belongings—such as your keys, backpack, and other expensive valuables—and track the item via an Apple device. Rumors regarding AirTag first began circulating roughly two years ago, leaving many of us wondering if the proprietary tracker is even real.
Of course, it’s important to take the above information with a grain of salt. Originally, Kuo reported a mid-2020 launch window for Apple’s AR headset. That was before a report by The Information pointed towards a potential 2022 release.
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