Apple Vision Pro: This mixed reality headset will cost purchasers a minimum of $3,499 and is set to begin shipping on February 2.
The eagerly awaited mixed reality headset from Apple, the Vision Pro, can now be pre-ordered in the US via the company’s website and all its retail outlets nationwide.
Potential buyers should be aware that they need to use an iPhone or iPad with Face ID to scan their face when they pre-order to ensure an accurate band fit.
The Vision Pro has been designed by Apple with a modular system, allowing users to tailor it to their exact fit — after all, the version with 256GB of storage will cost them at least $3,499.
For those requiring vision correction, there’s also the option to include Zeiss optical inserts when pre-ordering, eliminating the need to wear glasses within the headset.
Reader inserts are available for $99 and prescription inserts for $149, but an up-to-date official prescription must be provided with the order to purchase them.
Apple’s mixed reality headset operates on visionOS, which can be controlled by users through eye and hand gestures or voice commands via Siri.
Apple highlighted its entertainment features during the official device launch, stating that it will support over a million apps from the iOS and iPadOS ecosystems, in addition to apps specifically designed for its platform.
While some popular services like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify won’t be available for download at launch, early users will still have a variety of entertainment apps to choose from, including Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Paramount+.
Users can position their apps anywhere in a 3D environment and, in the case of Disney+, watch shows against a unique immersive backdrop like the Avengers Tower.
They’ll also have the ability to access their Mac on the headset, allowing them to work or perform their usual laptop activities on a mixed reality device. The Apple Vision Pro is scheduled to start shipping on February 2.