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Meta Plans to Launch 1st True AR Glasses in 2027

Thu 02 Mar 2023 | 11:15 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Meta plans to launch its first pair of fully operational AR glasses in 2027, while the testing process will begin in 2024, The Verge reported.

The tech giant will release two new follow-up generations of those glasses in fall 2023 and 2025.

The announcement follows augmented reality Ray-Ban smart glasses that were released in 2021 under a partnership with Luxottica. They integrated technology for phone calls, photos, videos, and music.

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Meta is planning to open up Horizon Worlds to users aged 13 to 17.

The company revealed that it wants to make the virtual reality-based social platform available to younger users as early as March.

In 2021, Horizon Worlds was available to users from 18 and above but has since been struggling to keep users coming back to the platform.

Last October, the WSJ reported that Meta cut its goal of reaching 500,000 monthly active users by the end of the year to just 280,000 and that most users don’t return after one month of using it.