Foxconn is already developing a second generation of Apple’s headset.
The latest rumors circulating online suggest that Apple glasses could cost as much as $3,000, a high cost that not all consumers will be willing to pay. Everything seems to indicate that the company with the bitten apple logo would be concerned about the price of its headset and that is why it is already planning the release of a cheaper version.
At the beginning of January 2023, another very consistent rumor emerged indicating that Apple was thinking of postponing its mixed reality glasses project indefinitely to develop a version with a much lower price. Now we have been able to know that from Foxconn they are already developing this supposed second generation of Apple’s AR and VR headset, according to Nikkei Asia.
The leak has come from multiple sources familiar with the project, including “an executive with development knowledge” which ensures that the first generation of Apple’s mixed reality glasses will be extremely expensive.
Apple will once again trust a Chinese manufacturing company with the addition of Luxshare to the production line of augmented reality and mixed reality glasses. Until now, the development of augmented reality devices was carried out by the Taiwanese firm Pegatron.
“The company in charge of assembling the iPhone (Foxconn) will work in parallel to develop a cheaper second generation of the augmented reality device.”
From Foxconn they will focus on automate the mass production process and improve production performance to help Apple reduce its project costs. The company had spent several months considering the option of introducing a cheaper version of its glasses to the market. To do this, according to Mark Gurman, Apple will use cheaper hardware components such as lenses with lower resolution.
According to industry sources, the price of these cheaper glasses will be about the cost of a Macwith a price that could range between 1,000 and 1,500 euros.
Other companies like TSMC, Sony, Pegatron and Luxshare they will also collaborate in the development of the first generation of the Apple headset.
Apple’s mixed reality headset, known as Apple RealityProbe presented during WWDC in June.