We’ve heard rumors that Apple is working on some kind of augmented reality headset for years now, and those rumors have started building steam. Certain builds of iOS 13 are packed with references to what looks like AR headsets, either in the form of glasses or a face-mounted display like the Google Daydream (or both).
The most credible rumors suggest we may see whatever Apple’s been working on within a matter of months (or at least a couple of years), and so we’ve compiled those reports in one handy spot so you’ll know what to expect.
Updated 11/11/2019: Added new rumors from a report in The Information.Apple may be planning to release headset in 2022 and glasses by 2023
Most rumors about Apple's augmented reality headset—even those from reliable analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo—have focused on a 2020 release date. A November 11 report from The Information, though, claims Apple will release a larger AR headset in 2022 and then release its AR glasses by 2023. Per The Verge, Apple will reportedly start contacting developers about designing apps for the headset in 2021.