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Apple Eyes 2022 Release for AR Headset, 2023 for Glasses

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Apple will unveil the latest iPhones as well as updates for the Apple Watch, with the products going on sale this month in a potential boost to fourth-quarter results. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple is aiming to release an augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, The Information has learned.

Apple executives discussed the timelines, which haven’t been previously reported, in an internal presentation to employees at the company’s Cupertino, California, campus in October, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple Vice President Mike Rockwell, who heads the team responsible for Apple’s AR and virtual reality initiatives, led the meeting, which included new details about the design and features of the AR headset, these people said. The product timetables run counter to recent analyst and media reports that said an Apple AR device could arrive as early as next year.

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