Apple 'Carefully Orchestrating' Vision Pro Reviews With Multiple Meetings

Apple has a detailed plan for Apple Vision Pro reviews, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. YouTubers and members of the media selected for reviews will meet with Apple on January 16 for a hands-on experience, with a follow-up meeting to take place on January 23 to go over the device's features a second time.

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Reviews are set to be published at the end of January, which is just ahead of when Apple plans to launch the Vision Pro.

It is no surprise that Apple plans to have a firm hold on the review process and the experience that reviewers undergo, as it has kept headsets provided to developers similarly locked down.

Apple plans to begin accepting pre-orders for the Vision Pro on Friday, January 19, ahead of when reviews are published. The Vision Pro will then launch on Friday, February 2, with Apple planning to provide in-store demonstrations starting on that day.

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Top Rated Comments

HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
24 weeks ago
So, as usual, you can't get any objective "reviews" from the initial "friends of Apple" batch of "reviewers." In other words, the first ones will only be an extension of Apple Marketing. Real reviews will be posted after these are "in the wild" when people doing the reviewing do not have to bend their real opinions to please Apple (so that Apple will invite them early again for future launches of products... so that "reviewers" can get that huge burst of eyeballs that pays them money in the YouTube ad model).

I lean pretty positive on this product based on what I know about it but these "reviews" won't do anything for me. I'd rather hear objectivity than ad-money-fueled subjectivity. Share the good and bad so that consumers can make their best decisions.

Of course, one can't blame Apple for pulling out every possible marketing stop. This particular part of it all though does nothing for me... but may influence millions who don't know any better.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dcingie Avatar
24 weeks ago
Never have I seen Apple so insecure about a product they’ve released. Between the strict control over reviews, the quiet non-launch, I’m thinking this will be a bigger flop than the original HomePod.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
24 weeks ago
Aka buying positive reviews
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robertosh Avatar
24 weeks ago
Why do you need to “orchestrate” if you have an amazing product? I will wait for the reviews on reddit.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
outlawarth Avatar
24 weeks ago
Can't wait for the i******* video of how the Vision Pro saved her life.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgwaste Avatar
24 weeks ago

I’ll be looking out for the MKBHD review, he’s usually pretty much spot on for me.
He's not a reviewer, he's an advertiser. Bought and paid for by Apple and their friends.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)