Apple 'Magic Battery' Will Power Vision Pro Headset

Apple is calling the Vision Pro headset's external battery pack a "Magic Battery," based on code references found in tvOS beta 5.

Apple Vision Pro with battery Feature Orange
Previously referred to as "MagSafe Battery Pack" for its similarity to the iPhone battery pack of the same name, the Magic Battery provides Apple's mixed reality headset with two hours of tethered power. New references to the name were spotted by independent Apple code researcher aaronp613.

There is a single woven braided power cable that attaches to the left side of the Vision Pro headset. The cable can be plugged into a static power source or plugged into a Magic Battery for use on the go.

The Magic Battery is designed to fit in a pocket, and can be swapped out for additional power on the go, but the device ships with a single battery, so users will have to buy more battery packs to extend battery life when away from a power outlet.

Apple's Vision Pro has been criticized for relying on a separate battery pack that is worn at the waist. Most AR/VR headsets on the market have an integrated battery, but Apple decided in testing that the added weight of an internal battery would make the Vision Pro too heavy and uncomfortable to wear.

Set to be released in early 2024, the $3,499 Vision Pro includes more high-end hardware than any headset currently on the market, featuring two high-resolution 4K micro-OLED displays, 12 cameras and five sensors for monitoring hand gestures and mapping the external environment, two Apple silicon processors, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Appleandy Avatar
13 months ago
"Magic" my God they need to shake up their marketing department.

Only Apple would refer to a brick as "Magic" ??????
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
13 months ago
Nothing magic about a battery that lasts 2 hours Tim!

But seriously this ‘magic’ term really needs to go away. It was first used for the touch sensitive Magic Mouse, which replaced the roll ball Mighty Mouse, and that kind of made sense. But to use it for things like keyboards and now a battery is just absurd.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KooL BeAnZ Avatar
13 months ago
Buying more Magic Batteries will make your money disappear instantly without the need for Magic
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
13 months ago

It doesn't need to go away. It just needs to be use conservatively for those products that add a magical touch to the experience.
I would agree about the Magic Mouse and then I remembered this ‘magical touch’

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Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bmot Avatar
13 months ago
Magic, because if the technology hasn’t improved for decades at least let’s change the name to imply something has.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Appleandy Avatar
13 months ago

Magic Vibration Pro
It'd be great for 3 years until they slow it down with an update?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)