Rumor: Apple’s AR/VR headset completes production tests, should launch in 2022

The rumor: Apple has completed production testing for their upcoming AR/VR headset, according to DigiTimes (60.8% accurate, via MacRumors).

The report…

  • Citing suppliers, DigiTimes says that the AR/VR headset prototype has passed second-phase engineering validation tests, also known as EVT2…which happens before the design validation test (DVT) stage (see infograph below)
  • DigiTimes adds that the headset should release by the end of 2022

Ian’s take: While DigiTimes doesn’t have the best track record, the supply chain is their strong suit. Gurman recently said that the headset could be delayed until 2023, but DigiTimes believes that it will release by the end of 2022. Either way, this device is finally nearing release after so many years of rumors and I could not be more intrigued.