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Apple Vision Pro Set to Hit US Shelves on February 2, Pre-Orders Commencing January 19

Apple has announced that its inaugural mixed-reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, will be released in the United States in February, with pre-orders set to commence on January 19. The headset will be accessible through all US Apple Store locations and the company’s online store.

Originally unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June of the previous year, the Apple Vision Pro supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies and operates on the visionOS operating system.

Apple Vision Pro

The Upcoming Apple Vision Pro

The official launch of the Apple Vision Pro in the US is scheduled for February 2, as revealed in a post on the company’s newsroom site. The product will be obtainable for purchase at all US Apple Store outlets and the online Apple Store. Customers interested in experiencing the headset firsthand can sign up at Apple’s retail stores. Preorders for the device will commence on January 19 at 5:00 am PST (6:30 pm IST).

Pricing for the Apple Vision Pro starts at $3,499 (approximately ₹2,90,000) for the 256GB storage variant. The package includes a Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band, a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, a polishing cloth, a battery, a USB Type-C cable, and a USB Type-C adapter. Additionally, there will be an Apple Vision Pro cover for the front of the device.

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For users requiring vision correction, ZEISS Optical Inserts are available with a prescription or as readers that can magnetically attach to the Vision Pro. Apple has priced the readers at $99 (approximately ₹8,000), while prescription lenses are available for $149 (roughly ₹12,000).

Unveiled at Apple’s WWDC event in June of the previous year, the Apple Vision Pro signifies the company’s entry into spatial computing. Running on visionOS, it features two high-resolution micro-OLED displays and is powered by Apple’s M2 chips, incorporating an R1 chip to process input from 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones. The headset boasts a three-dimensional user interface and input system, which can be controlled by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice. Users can utilize the Digital Crown to adjust the level of immersion in various environments.

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Apple asserts that over 1 million apps across iOS and iPadOS are compatible with the Apple Vision Pro and seamlessly integrate with its new input system. Users can pair the headset with a Magic Keyboard and Trackpad for productivity, stream content from platforms like Apple TV+, Disney+ Max, and more, and access over 250 Apple Arcade titles for gaming.


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