AR/VR headset unveil unlikely at WWDC, according to new rumor

The rumor: Apple’s all-new AR/VR headset isn’t dropping at WWDC, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (72.5% accurate).

Here’s why, according to Apple’s most iconic analyst…

  • The headset hasn’t even entered mass production yet, so an unveil for the that and the realityOS software would be quite early
  • Revealing everything months ahead of a hardware release could give Apple’s competitors time to catch up and copy the design and interfaces
  • Kuo also believes that this is “Apple’s most important product since iPhone launch,” and thus it deserves a dedicated launch event…not just a portion of WWDC

Sam’s take: There is a pretty general consensus among leakers right now that a full unveil of the AR/VR headset isn’t happening at WWDC. I was on the side of us getting at least a teaser, but these are some pretty compelling reasons from Kuo. That being said, I would be we are going to see some new augmented and virtual reality frameworks for developers to play with at dub dub.