Official Vision Pro Cover Accessory Emerges in New Apple Design Patent

An official Apple Vision Pro cover has emerged in new design patent filings from Hong Kong, revealing the first-party headset accessory for the first time.

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Apple was granted 70 more design patents in Hong Kong related to its Vision Pro headset on Friday, December 22. The filings, first spotted by PatentlyApple, include a never-before-seen Vision Pro accessory with a range of accompanying images showing various angles of it.

The accessory's design seems to match the Vision Pro's headband, using a soft-touch woven fabric to cover the entire front and sides of the headset. It does not cover the back of the headset or Light Seal in any way, likely being designed to help protect the headset's EyeSight display from scratches and other damage. The cover also features a tab on the left-hand side to help remove it from the headset easily.

The other notable design patent won by Apple in the latest batch of filings is a Vision Pro battery, incorrectly identified by some websites as a new MagSafe battery pack, showing a recessed port. This is worth highlighting as it confirms that the battery unit's cable is removable.

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HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
8 weeks ago

This product will bomb so hard it will finish Tim Cook for the penny counter with no innovation that he is.
Someone underestimates the power of the koolaid. I bet Apple sells all that they can make in the first limited-supply batch... and then the "waiting list" for more is longer than the number who were able to purchase one. I actually believe Apple could box air and sell it in great volume... even having a segment of the population opt to smother to death if they ran out of Apple air by refusing to breathe the non-Apple, "inferior" stuff. ;)

I also foresee a PS5-type scenario where scalpers buy up many Vpros, then sell them for 50%-150% markups on Ebay, etc. This seems to be more of a "perfect storm" for scalpers than PS5 supply constraints were. Unless Apple works some kind of very special "management" of this, I don't see how this does NOT happen.

Personally, I recall the great pessimism ahead of many Apple product launches that were not core offerings... in which much of the same phrases were slung against products like even the glorious iPod ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apples-new-thing-ipod.500/'). Click that link and read a few of "our" thoughts about that crazy, "far too expensive", "already cheaper competition", "too far from Apple's core", "I will NEVER buy..." etc. Where you see "us" reference iPod, slug in Vpro and see if it fits well among the same pessimistic points trying to be made 21 years later. And we know how iPod turned out.

I believe an any-size screen usable on demand might be a novel Apple approach to many other companies trying to convince the mass market to buy foldable and rollable screens. This virtual screen(s) will be gigantic compared to any of those, yet still drop into a carry bag so it can be with us when we want to use it. No creases, no seams, no fold-unfold wear & tear, etc.

I am highly motivated for ONE feature already demoed to WWDC: a MB super-sized screen to use when I want to use a MB... a way to have up to a 100" MB screen with me on the plane, at the hotel, etc. where I would otherwise be trying to do the things I do on laptop screens smaller than 17".



"We" seem to take no collective issue with a 27" physical screen that costs $2K that is likely to forever be anchored to a single location. But a chunk of "us" struggle with this idea of having an on-demand, up-to-100" screen anywhere we want to do things that require a screen.

Bonus: apparently it is capable of a bunch of other things beyond that one "simple" thing... but I'll be happy with it if it does that ONE thing very well. Since the cheaper alternatives already have that capability on low resolution views (a major part in making them cheaper), I'm hoping 4K-per-eye will deliver an exceptionally sharp workspace for places where I'd otherwise be working on crammed "retina" in 16" or smaller. All the other functionality will be gravy to me if it can deliver that very well.

Think different.
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MacPainter Avatar
8 weeks ago
Still no news of the $999 stand or $699 wheels kit.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DMG35 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Oh jeez, a protective sleeve for the Vision Pro....Can't wait to see how much that costs.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
8 weeks ago
Plot twist: it’s the same bra from the AirPods Max. They just realized it fit this product better.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frou Avatar
8 weeks ago
My sources are saying the price of the Vision Pro fabric cover is going to be $199 in the US
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
8 weeks ago

Oh how the forums have changed. Years ago the tone would have been much more positive during the Steve job days. These days we are are so numb to the Apple tax.

Miss you jobs. Yes I’m holding it wrong ?
Not really. I remember all the pushback and negativity when Jobs introduced iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Not much has changed. People just love to complain and criticize. About anything. Along with the inane comments. Apparently it feels good.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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