From AppleInsider’s “Apple’s AR glasses won’t launch until 2022 at the earliest,” posted Thursday:
The Cupertino tech giant has been rumored to be developing some type of AR/MR glasses or headset for some time. While Apple has never publicly acknowledged the existence of that project, it has allegedly offered a rough release timeline of 2022 to employees.
In a research note seen by AppleInsider, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo corroborated that timeline, citing supply chain information from GIS — rumored to be one of Apple’s primary partners for AR lens lamination.
Kuo added that the lamination costs for the so-called “Apple Glasses” are likely to be high, since the device would require multiple layers of lamination to “create (an) innovative MR/AR user experience.”
That updated forecast is also far later than Kuo originally anticipated. In October 2019, the analyst claimed that Apple could launch its AR glasses in early 2020.\
My take: Timing has never been Kuo’s strong suit.