Some Apple Stores Closing Early on Sunday Ahead of Vision Pro Launch

At least 70 of Apple's retail stores in the U.S. will be closing earlier than usual on Sunday, according to Apple's website. Most of Apple's other retail stores across the country already have reduced hours on Sundays.

Apple Vision Pro at Steve Jobs Theater
In his newsletter earlier this month, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said all Apple retail stores would be holding three-hour meetings for all employees on January 21, the same day that some stores are closing early. Some employees believe these meetings will discuss Vision Pro sales procedures and other training material for Apple's headset, according to Gurman.

Apple did not respond to our request for comment.

Vision Pro launches in the U.S. on February 2, with pre-orders beginning this Friday. Starting on February 2 at 8 a.m. local time, at least some of Apple's stores in the U.S. will allow customers to sign up for a demo of the headset. Apple said it will offer demos from February 2 through February 4 on a first‑come, first‑served basis.

We previously reported on how to prepare for Vision Pro pre-orders, for customers who are willing to spend $3,499 on the headset.

MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris assisted with this story.

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Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
27 weeks ago

Can you order the Vision Pro, and then order the lenses after? I can't get in to get an updated rx til after tomorrow.
Yes, because the lenses aren’t being sold by Apple.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
27 weeks ago

Let's see if the Gen 1 model can live up to the dream. Usually Apple Gen 1 models hold the promise of awesomeness but seem so underpowered and seriously lacking by Gen 2 or 3.
They can nix the display on the outside of the goggles right now and save $1000 on the price tag because I'm never using these when around other human beings.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Harry Haller Avatar
27 weeks ago
I wonder how the "select media" will react?
Looks like iJustine is trying out the Marcel Marceau app.



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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
27 weeks ago

They can nix the display on the outside of the goggles right now and save $1000 on the price tag because I'm never using these when around other human beings.
Highly doubt that display is anywhere near the most costly component.
At least not compared to the actual internal displays.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reyesmac Avatar
27 weeks ago
Let's see if the Gen 1 model can live up to the dream. Usually Apple Gen 1 models hold the promise of awesomeness but seem so underpowered and seriously lacking by Gen 2 or 3.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
27 weeks ago

I will have mine sent directly to my home, I see no reason to pick it up at an Apple Store. Perhaps this is for people who wish to demo the product without actually purchasing. I found out lenses can be ordered for another person, the jury is still out on ordering additional different light seals.
Man with how many light seals there are, I'd want to be fit in person. It's probably gonna be a mess to get them exchanged. And probably as ridiculous as the flawed Apple Watch process where you get to return the whole watch if you ordered the wrong size/style band.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)