The mixed reality headset will be released by Apple this spring, with consumer deliveries starting in fall of 2023, according to a recent report.
According to the report, Apple was forced to delay shipment due to software development and mechanical component issues. Apple is expected to announce its headset at the company's developer event in June.
A new operating system, called xrOS, will be the basis of Apple's anticipated headset, according to a report. According to the report, Reality Pro will be the headset. The appendage is used across Apple's higher-end, power-user focused product lines.
Apple has an interest in mixed, virtual and augmented reality on its products. Users can try on glasses, model furniture purchases, and other things with the help of Apple's software.
It would mark an entrance into a new product line that would put Apple in direct competition with Mark Zuckerberg's Meta which has spent billions of dollars to the chagrin of investors.
Meta's Quest line is a pure virtual reality product. Rather than replacing the environment with a computer-generated view, mixed reality enhances it.
The report said that Apple has put most of its efforts on the headset and that many of the company's other products will get relatively minor updates this year.
Apple did not reply immediately.