Most of Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote was the same old mediocre updates. Expensive new Macs, iOS enhancements – Stand by anyone! – and Apple Watch trying to make us all fitter. But, when CEO Tim Cook said there was “one more thing” we all knew what it was, Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality headset. In one bite-sized morsel, here are the Apple Vision Pro price, specs and release details.
Is the Apple Vision Pro real?
Yes, it most certainly is! Apple is good at keeping most of its secrets with only vague hints surfacing regarding the Vision Pro – it was previously thought to be called “Reality Pro”. The keynote speech was the first time anyone outside of the company had seen it. And now the first hands-on feedback is coming through, all universally positive.
Is Apple Vision Pro VR or AR?
Both. It’s a mixed-reality device that can display digital content over the real world (like AR), or completely envelope you in a virtual world (VR) using the Light Seal.
Does Apple Vision Pro require a computer?
Nope, it is an all-in-one Spatial Computer designed to work standalone, without a Mac. However, the headset can automatically and wirelessly connect to a Mac so you can take over your computer’s desktop.
How much does Apple Vision cost?
The Apple Vision Pro price is $3,499 USD.
Apple Vision Pro Release Date
Early 2024 in the United States. Secondly, no further territories have been announced thus far but they’ll be added later that year.
Apple Vision Pro Specifications
Apple hasn’t detailed all the specifications for the headset just yet, but here’s what we know so far.
- Processor – Apple Silicon, a dual-chip design with M2 & R1 CPU’s
- Display – 4K micro-OLED displays (23 million pixels across the two internal displays), HDR, external EyeSight display
- Sensors – 12 cameras (2 x colour), five sensors (LiDAR + TrueDepth) and six microphones
- Lens – Three-element lens, automatic adjustment
- Tracking – Inside-out 6DOF with real‑time 3D mapping
- Input – Eye & Hand tracking + Voice, Digital Crown, Top Button for capturing spatial videos and spatial photos
- Audio – 2 x Dual-driver audio pods for Spatial Audio
- Power – 2-hour external battery or all-day mains option
- Operating System – visionOS
- Weight – Unknown
- Misc. – 3D camera, Fabric headband with adjustment dial, Light Seal face gasket, optional ZEISS Optical Inserts for glasses wearers, Optic ID for security
And that’s all the details we know regarding the Apple Vision Pro. XR Source will keep you updated as more information is released.