In 2024, Apple will release many gadgets. The most notable gadget is the Apple Vision Pro VR headset. The latest device has been in the making for a while now. It might someday replace your iPhone. Some people have heard about it. Despite the heated discussion of the device, users do not see anything revolutionary. And Apple itself doesn’t particularly believe in its success. The Cupertino team has announced when the Apple Vision Pro will be available for purchase and its price.
When will Apple Vision Pro be released?
Today, January 8, it became known when Apple Vision Pro will be released. The Cupertino team published a press release indicating that sales will start on February 2, 2024. Apple will start taking pre-orders for their new helmet in the US on January 19. However, some people may need help to get one due to production issues. However, in recent months, Apple has sorted them out so everyone can get the new gadget.
The price of Apple Vision Pro starts at $3,499. This means the mixed reality headset will come in different versions, like the iPhone and iPad. The basic version of this product comes with 256 GB of memory. However, if you require extra lenses from ZEISS due to poor vision, you must pay an additional $149. Reading lenses will also be available for $99. What is included in the Apple Vision Pro kit is much more interesting – here, the Cupertino team has outdone themselves.
- Replaceable wearing straps.
- Attachments for a comfortable fit.
- Storage case.
- Apple-branded microfiber cloth for cleaning.
- Battery, cable, and adapter.
According to reports, Apple’s choice to remove headphone jacks and charging ports from iPhones has proven beneficial since it saved money over time. Now, the Apple Vision Pro package is richer than any Chinese smartphone. If you have this device, it can’t work by itself. The battery life is short, only 2.5 hours. It would be best if you kept a strong power bank with you.
Apple Vision Pro Specifications
The Apple Vision Pro helmet has truly top-end characteristics. You will wear a MacBook on your head since the device is powered by an M2 chip and an R1 coprocessor for processing data from microphones and sensors. For the image in the Apple helmet, 4K displays are responsible for each eye. They can switch between augmented and virtual reality, as well as with a frequency of up to 96 Hz, depending on lighting conditions.
Suppose you carefully watched the presentation of the Vision Pro helmet. In that case, it has cool control using gestures. You will need a virtual keyboard to enter text, which means you won’t need a controller. A similar gesture was added to the new Apple Watch – convenient!
In addition, it became known that Apple Vision Pro will work perfectly within the ecosystem of Apple devices. Thus, more than 1 million applications for iPhone and iPad will be available for the helmet, and gamers will be able to launch games from the App Store easily, including Apple Arcade. Movies from Apple TV with 3D support will also be available, so be sure to activate your subscription in the future – here are the instructions.
As for applications for Vision Pro, there is complete order here. In 2023, Apple opened beta versions of visionOS to developers, so after almost a year, they optimized programs for the new device. At WWDC 2023, Apple demonstrated how FaceTime and the Photo app work on a virtual reality headset. Later, it became known what other vision applications looked like. The result was a harmonious mixture of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
|Apple M2 chip with R1 coprocessor
|Dual 4K displays (one for each eye)
|Up to 96 Hz (adjustable based on lighting conditions)
|Gesture controls, virtual keyboard for text input
|Integrated gestures and virtual keyboard, no external controller required
|Seamless integration with Apple devices ecosystem, access to over 1 million iPhone and iPad apps
|Support for App Store games, including Apple Arcade
|Access to Apple TV content with 3D support
|visionOS (optimized for virtual reality), a blend of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS
|Beta versions of visionOS released to developers in 2023, optimized apps available
|FaceTime, Photo app, and a blend of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS applications showcased at WWDC 2023
Why is Apple VR so expensive?
The upcoming Apple mixed reality headset will be expensive, around $1,600. It’s higher than other comparable gadgets. The cost is mainly expensive because Apple uses the latest and most advanced technology in the headset. The parts in this computer are new and advanced, such as the Apple M2 chip. It has 12 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD drive, and quick wireless connections. These features make it costly.
Apple is known for its high-quality materials and sleek designs, and these factors contribute to the expense as well. Developing new technologies for the headset costs money. The device should work smoothly and look good. These factors increase the overall cost.
The initial production of such advanced products is usually more expensive. As more headsets are made, the cost might come down. Apple is famous for its luxurious image, and the cost shows the excellent standard and satisfaction they want to offer.