November 11, 2019 / 4:47 PM / a month ago

Apple aims to launch AR Headset in 2022, AR Glasses by 2023: The Information

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is aiming to launch an augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, news website The Information reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple executives discussed the timelines in October, in an internal presentation to employees at a meeting led by Vice President Mike Rockwell, according to the report. (bit.ly/33CeEmT)

The company declined to comment.

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) are among the many other tech firms that are betting on augmented reality, virtual reality or both.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Shounak Dasgupta

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