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Macworld Apple’s Vision Pro headset doesn’t have a firm release date, but if you plan on buying one you can expect an even longer wait. According to a new report, Apple has severely cut back on orders for the new wearable device due to “the complexity of the headset design and difficulties in production.” The Financial Times report claims that Apple’s manufacturer is “preparing to make fewer than 400,000 units in 2024,” much lower than the previously rumored one million units. Additionally, the publication claims that two suppliers of “certain components for the Vision Pro” are only supplying enough for 130,000 to 150,000 units in the first year. The “manufacturing of the sleek screens for the device” is among the…
Instagram is preparing to launch its text-based social media app "Threads" soon, and users can pre-order it on the App Store now.In June, it was learned that Meta's Instagram team would launch a new text-based social media platform.The platform is known as "Threads," and it's designed to be an alternative to Twitter. According to the App Store page for Threads, it's where "communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what'll be trending tomorrow." Read more...
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Apple has been forced to make “drastic” cuts to production forecasts for its Apple Vision Pro spatial computer, Financial Times reports. The complexity of the headset design and difficulties in production are reportedly behind the scaling back of targets. Apple Vision Pro features a pair of advanced, custom micro‑OLED displays deliver more pixels than a 4K TV to each eye — for stunning clarity. Qianer Liu, Patrick McGee, and Kana Inagaki for Financial Times: [P]lans for a more affordable version of the device have had to be pushed back, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the manufacturing process. Two people close to Apple and Luxshare, the Chinese contract manufacturer that will initially assemble the device, said it was…
Apple has been forced to make "drastic cuts" to production forecasts for its Vision Pro mixed reality headset due to the complexity of its design and difficulties in production, reported the Financial Times on Monday. Apple's $3,500 headset is set to go on sale early next year, but analysts have suggested the lengthy gap between its unveiling at WWDC in June and official launch could be more to do with supply chain problems than a way to give developers time to create apps for the device. According to the paywalled report, Apple is said to have been unhappy with the productivity of manufacturing partners tasked with supplying the two micro-OLED displays for the wearer's eyes and the outward-facing curved lenticular…
As reported by Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter, Apple is preparing to launch a USB-C case for the AirPods Pro, presumably alongside the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup lineup this fall which will switch from the Lightning port to the USB-C port. Gurman says Apple is also testing a new hearing test feature, in addition to the other iOS 17 AirPods features Apple announced at WWDC. more… The post USB-C AirPods Pro coming alongside iPhone 15, hearing test feature in development appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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