Apple VR/AR headset reportedly overheating, June announcement could be nixed for 2023 debut

By Zac Hall

Bloomberg reports that Apple is facing multiple hardware and software challenges that could delay the debut until 2023.

The state of development is said to risk the headset announcement from happening this June as internally planned.

If these issues aren’t overcome quickly, Apple is expected to push back the reveal until 2023.

The headset — a high-end device that blends virtual and augmented reality — was targeted for an unveiling at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, followed by a release later in the year.

But development challenges related to overheating, cameras and software have made it harder to stay on track, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.

That could push the announcement until the end of 2022 or later, with the product hitting shelves by 2023, the people said.