Apple’s initial generation of AR headset details exposed performance is far stronger than the iPhone

Recently it was announced that the first generation Apple AR headset device will weigh between 300 grams and 400 grams, or 0.7 pounds to 0.9 pounds.

For comparison, an aluminum 41mm Apple Watch 7 series weighs 32 grams, or 0.07 pounds. An iPhone 13 is 174 grams and 0.38 pounds.

Ming Kuo reported that he expects Apple’s first-generation headset to sell between 2.5 million and 3.5 million units, while a second-generation model already in development will be lighter and more powerful, with a second, improved generation reportedly due to launch in the second half of 2024 and sales expected to reach 10 million.

Ming Kuo also repeated his previously reported view that the first-generation headset will be a mixed reality product, meaning it will be used for both AR and virtual reality. In addition, other reports suggest that Apple may announce the Apple AR headset at WWDC in 2022. However, the complexity of production could mean that the announcement could come sooner than the device ships.