Apple Reveals When Vision Pro Will Land in U.S. Stores

Apple Reveals When Vision Pro Will Land in U.S. Stores

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: January 09, 2024

Apple just announced that its highly-anticipated Vision Pro will be open for pre-orders starting January 19, exclusively through Apple's Online Store in the United States

Customers will be able to get their hands on the Vision Pro at Apple stores across the U.S. starting February 2, when shipments are expected to commence.

Previously, estimates suggested that shipments for the Vision Pro will begin in the first week of 2024 and reach stores by February.

Apple will roll out the headset's 256GB model, but the tech giant hinted that additional models will follow suit. The introductory price for the 256GB variant, as revealed in Apple's press release, is set at $3,499.

Included in the Vision Pro package will be the Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band, along with a Light Seal and two distinct Light Seal Cushions.

Additionally, the package will come with several additions:

  • A polishing cloth
  • A battery
  • A USB-C cable
  • A USB-C adapter

Noteworthy are the lens attachments catered for vision correction, with the ZEISS Optical Inserts available in prescription or reader options.

Readers can be magnetically attached to the Vision Pro and will be priced at $99, while prescriptions will be available at $149.

While the initial release is exclusive to the United States, Apple plans to expand the availability of the Vision Pro to other countries soon.

Apple Zones In On 'Premium' Aspect for Vision Pro

Apple first unveiled the Vision Pro in June 2023 during the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), marking the tech giant's first foray into mixed-reality (MR) devices. 

The premium headset features 23 million pixels across two micro-OLED screens, powered by the dual-core M2 chipset and an R1 chip processing data from twelve cameras, five sensors, and six mics.

With a custom external battery pack, it provides two hours of standalone use or all-day functionality when plugged in. The device also introduces Optic ID for retina-scanning authentication and operates on the new "visionOS," allowing users to control it through eye movement, voice commands, or finger taps.

Some of its unique features include the immersive "environment," which lets users watch movies and shows on a screen that "feels 100 feet wide," and spatial audio that simulates a theater experience.

Vision Pro also can seamlessly sync with Apple devices via iCloud and supports accessories like the Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard.

It's pretty unique, as nothing similar currently exists on the market.

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