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Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset finally has a launch date

Nearly six months after the announcement, Apple Vision Pro will go up for pre-orders later this month while the sale will begin next month.

Edited By: Shubham Verma

Published: Jan 09, 2024, 08:53 AM IST

Apple has announced the Vision Pro will be on sale finally in February.
Apple has announced the Vision Pro will be on sale finally in February.

Story Highlights

  • Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset will be on sale from February 2.
  • It will be exclusive to the US initially with pre-orders starting later this month.
  • Apple Vision Pro is one of the most advanced headsets of this time.

Apple on Monday announced to launch its highly-anticipated mixed reality (MR) headset called Vision Pro in the US on February 2. Apple Vision Pro will be available starting at $3,499 with 256GB of storage. Pre-orders for Apple Vision Pro will begin on January 19. The headset will be available at all US Apple Store locations and the U.S. Apple Store online, the company said in a statement.

The Apple Vision Pro offers two different band options for the user’s comfort – the Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band. It also comes with a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, an Apple Vision Pro Cover for the front of the device, a Polishing Cloth, a Battery, a USB-C Charge Cable, and a USB-C Power Adapter.

Vision Pro seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world. It unlocks powerful spatial experiences in visionOS, controlled by the most natural and intuitive inputs possible — a user’s eyes, hands, and voice. “The era of spatial computing has arrived. Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created. Its revolutionary and magical user interface will redefine how we connect, create, and explore,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Apple Vision Pro is powered by visionOS, which is built on the foundation of decades of engineering innovation in macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. visionOS delivers powerful spatial experiences, unlocking new opportunities at work and home.

The new three-dimensional user interface and input system is an amazing experience. Users can control it with their eyes, hands, and voice making navigation feel magical. The interface is intuitive and allows users to interact with apps easily. Users can select an app by tapping their fingers, scroll by flicking their wrist, and type using a virtual keyboard or dictation.

With Siri, users can quickly open or close apps, play media, and more. “With key productivity and collaboration apps like Fantastical, Freeform, JigSpace, apps from Microsoft 365, and Slack, Apple Vision Pro is an ideal productivity tool for everyday tasks,” said Apple.

With Mac Virtual Display, users can even bring the powerful capabilities of their Mac into Vision Pro, creating an enormous, private, and portable 4K display, ideal for pro workflows. Players can access games on the App Store, including over 250 titles on Apple Arcade.

“For those with vision correction needs, ZEISS Optical Inserts are available with a prescription or as readers that magnetically attach to Vision Pro, allowing users to take full advantage of the display’s incredible sharpness and clarity,” the company informed.

— Written with inputs from IANS

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Author Name | Shubham Verma


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