Apple Vision Pro Supports Up to 100Hz Refresh Rate

The Vision Pro headset that Apple plans to release next year has displays that support up to a 100Hz refresh rate, according to code in the latest beta of visionOS.

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Apple says that the Vision Pro headset runs at a 90Hz refresh rate most of the time, but in an online WWDC session, the company revealed that it is also able to switch to 96Hz to support video content filmed at 24 frames per second.

Code found by M1 Astra confirms that the actual maximum Vision Pro refresh rate is 100Hz, but 100Hz is a mode that only activates to "compensate for detected 50Hz flicker from artificial lighting."


The headset will be able to switch between the 90Hz, 96Hz, and 100Hz modes, but for the most part, it will work at 90Hz. In "Travel Mode," which is a mode that can be set when the headset is used on the go such as on a flight, 90Hz is the maximum.

The two displays in the Vision Pro headset are custom micro-OLED screens with a total of 23 million pixels, more pixels than a 4K TV for each eye. The Vision Pro headset is set to come out next year.

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
8 months ago

This really is an early adopter / dev kit device only. $3500 for some really cool hardware but: M2 when the M3 is about to be released, displays with slightly too low refresh rate, two hour battery life.

This isn't quite the amazing flagship XR experience that Apple wants to ship. There are so many reasons to wait for the second gen, *even if* the price doesn't come down.
not to forget the 2 years or so of enjoyment you'll miss while waiting for the 2nd gen ...

you comment could be made for any 1st gen tech product ...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepWebinar Avatar
8 months ago
that’s a lot of hertz. it also provides one big hertz to your wallet ?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
8 months ago

Snorkeling at 100hz sounds ok.


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orbital~debris Avatar
8 months ago
"Can't refresh any more, my ass!"
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
till Avatar
8 months ago
This really is an early adopter / dev kit device only. $3500 for some really cool hardware but: M2 when the M3 is about to be released, displays with slightly too low refresh rate, two hour battery life.

This isn't quite the amazing flagship XR experience that Apple wants to ship. There are so many reasons to wait for the second gen, *even if* the price doesn't come down.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LightProtector Avatar
8 months ago
That’s cool but it would definitely hertz my wallet
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)