Update May 15, 2020: In the meantime, the leak specialist Jon Prosser has also spoken in, who recently made some really very accurate and detailed predictions about upcoming Apple devices and presentations. Via Twitter, he now commented on Ming-Chi Kuo’s current forecast regarding the likely release date of Apple’s augmented reality glasses.
According to Jon Prosser, Apple plans to start selling the Apple AR headset in March to June 2021. This means that the completely new device and new operating system could go on sale in a year. Prosser even claims to have seen the glasses. According to him, Apple’s AR headset is extremely slim. In addition, the leak expert plans to share first impressions of the device itself soon.
Original message from May 14, 2020: Shortly after the release of the iPhone SE, eager Apple users are looking at September, when Apple should present its iPhone 12. As it is now said, we will also have a new iPad or iPad mini in the second half of the year. We’ll have to wait a little longer for Apple’s augmented reality glasses.
The oven-fresh information about the approaching Apple products comes from none other than Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst, who specializes in Apple, has made a name for itself in the past few years by making very accurate and sometimes very accurate predictions. Now, according to MacRumors, he announced that Apple is working on an iPad with a 10.8-inch display. In addition, a new iPad mini with a screen diagonal between 8.5 and 9 inches is in preparation.
iPad and iPad mini: prices modeled on the iPhone SE (2020)
Not much is known about the technical characteristics of the two Apple tablets. According to the experts, however, they should appear in the second half of this year and in the first half of 2021. To classify the specified screen sizes: Both devices therefore obviously have larger displays than the current representatives of the model series. It is questionable how wide the edges of the screen are and how big the case will be.
The iPad and iPad mini should score points with the same recipe for success as the iPhone SE (2020). According to Kuo, Apple will offer the new tablets at a comparatively low price and still provide them with the latest chipsets. It is not yet clear whether this means the current A13 processor, which also drives the iPhone SE (2020), or whether Apple’s A14 is also used, which will also be in the iPhone.
An even more exciting project from Apple’s development department is AR glasses. Similar to the Apple Car or a television developed by Apple, we have also been concerned with Apple’s AR headset for several years. In contrast to the other projects just mentioned, work on the wearable really seems to be going ahead. It still seems to be some time until the release, so the perfect simulation like OASIS in the film “Ready Player One” will have to wait a bit longer.
According to the Ming-Chi Kuo report, Apple’s AR glasses will be released in 2022 at the earliest. Most recently, we hoped that some takeovers by Apple could speed up the development. Rumor has it that Apple is experimenting with lightweight materials such as textiles to make the augmented reality headset as comfortable as possible.