Apple Explains How to Get Ready for Vision Pro Pre-Orders Next Week

Apple today provided customers in the U.S. with some tips for pre-ordering the Vision Pro starting next Friday, January 19 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time.

Apple Vision Pro with battery Feature Blue Magenta
First, Apple says to have an iPhone or iPad with Face ID nearby.

"When you order Apple Vision Pro, you'll need to scan your face with an iPhone or iPad with Face ID," wrote Apple, in an email. "This helps us determine the right size Light Seal and head bands, which work together to give you a precise fit."

Second, make sure your Apple Store app is updated, as the latest version released on January 11 supports Vision Pro face scanning.

Third, Apple says customers with vision correction needs will be required to upload a valid, unexpired prescription from a U.S. eye‑care professional after checkout.

"Because Apple Vision Pro is designed to be worn without glasses, we've partnered with ZEISS to create custom optical inserts that accommodate most prescriptions," wrote Apple, with fine print noting that not all prescriptions are supported. "When you order, we'll ask a few quick questions to find out if you need optical inserts. If you do, you'll upload a valid, unexpired prescription from a U.S. eye‑care professional after checkout."

You can add and store your vision prescription in the Health app on the iPhone.

Following pre-orders, the Vision Pro will launch in the U.S. on Friday, February 2. Starting at 8 a.m. local time that day, customers are invited to sign up for a demo of the headset at their local Apple Store, with slots to be available through the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Apple's email.

Vision Pro starts at $3,499 in the U.S. with 256GB of storage. For more details about the headset, read our Vision Pro roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Vision Pro
Buyer's Guide: Vision Pro (Buy Now)
Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
18 weeks ago
Apple had posted a quick start guide on how to prepare, but they took it down for being a little too accurate:

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Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
18 weeks ago
Other requirements during pre-order:

- blood, urine, stool sample
- heart rate
- annual income
- fertility index
- favorite pokemon

No, seriously, I'm excited.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
18 weeks ago
I may give Vision Pro version 3 a try in 2030.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abatabia Avatar
18 weeks ago
You all have fun with this beta. Hard pass for me. Too rich for my blood.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UltimateSyn Avatar
18 weeks ago
I would really like to be able to scan my face and find my size now so I’m not scrambling to do that at pre-order time..
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
18 weeks ago

Just curious. Which customers get the email?
Might be based on your total lifetime spend with Apple. >$100,000 maybe?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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