Monday’s top tech news: An Apple headset this year? Finally?


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Plus more camera tech for the Raspberry Pi, and we’re saying goodbye to this year’s CES.

It’s been rumored for years, but in 2023, Apple could finally launch its long-awaited mixed reality headset. That’s according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman (and previously reported by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo), reporting that the device could be unveiled ahead of this year’s WWDC, ready to ship this fall. There’s no guarantee that Apple will actually meet this internal deadline (it apparently is have problems with drop testing), but the announcement still seems closer than ever.

In the more near future, Raspberry Pi has a new camera module that it is announcing today. The big addition to the Camera Module 3 is autofocus support, allowing Pi users to take sharper photos with the tiny DIY computers. There are also reports that Apple is preparing to open its first stores in India, a country that is becoming an increasingly important manufacturing center for the company.

Finally, if you missed our CES coverage this year, I highly recommend reading our CES awards as a nice recap of the show’s biggest announcements. A complete overview of our coverage can be found here; be warned it’s a bit…exhaustive.

For now, here’s a silly tweet to start your day:

Stay tuned as we continue to update this list with today’s most important news: Monday, January 9, 2023.