Apple Store Down Ahead of Vision Pro Headset Pre-Orders

Apple's online store is down in the U.S. ahead of Vision Pro pre-orders, which are scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, ahead of the device's official launch on Friday, February 2.

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Apple Vision Pro is the company's first foray into the world of mixed reality, or "spatial computing" as Apple likes to call it. The device has been in development for more than a decade and features an array of sophisticated technologies that allow it to display augmented reality content superimposed on the world around you, and entirely virtual content for immersive entertainment and gaming experiences.

Starting at $3,499, the wearable headset device features two micro-OLED displays that deliver over 4K resolution to each eye, and an external display called EyeSight that projects an image of your eyes so people can tell whether you're using the headset in an immersive mode or if you can see what's going on around you. For glasses wearers, there are custom prescription Zeiss Optical Inserts ($149) that can be attached magnetically to the headset's lenses, and optional readers ($99) will be available.

The device includes an array of sensors and cameras for monitoring hand gestures and mapping the external environment, and there are speakers on either side of the headset. Vision Pro is powered by an M2 processor and a separate R1 processor dedicated to processing information coming from these sensors. It also comes with 16GB of RAM and at least 256GB of onboard storage, with the potential for Apple to offer models with up to 1TB of storage, although this hasn't been officially confirmed. An external battery pack is included in the box.

Apple is planning to produce between 60,000 and 80,000 Vision Pro units for the February 2 launch of the device, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. With the small size of the shipment, Kuo believes that the Vision Pro will "sell out soon after the release."

Orders are limited to the United States for the time being, but Apple is likely to launch the Vision Pro headset outside the U.S. before WWDC 2024 in June, with Canada and the United Kingdom tipped as the first two other countries in which the headset will be available.

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Top Rated Comments

MayaUser Avatar
22 weeks ago

I'd rather spend $3500 on a vacation.
why not on both? vacation and vision pro
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xizdun Avatar
22 weeks ago
As someone who purchased the first generation iPhone in 2007, I will be attempting to purchase the Apple Vision Pro today. I work in the Tech sector, I’m a nerd, I consider myself an early adopter and I see the potential and future—the same way I saw the potential and future in the iPhone—which only sold 6.1 million units (worldwide) back then.

AVP in 2024 is not for everyone the same way iPhone 1 wasn’t for everyone in 2007. People that are ridiculing the AVP today will probably be purchasing the tenth generation AVP 10 years from now in the year 2034.

If spending $3,500 on a MacBook Pro today sounds reasonable, then spending the equivalent of $3,500 on a matured* AVP in 2034 won’t be so bad, assuming it will be replacing the MBP for most users.

*matured ecosystem of third party apps and ten generations of visionOS and hardware innovations.

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xizdun Avatar
22 weeks ago
that 'blink' lasts way longer than the Apple Vision Pro's battery does.
Then plug the AVP directly into the power outlet, dummy.
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jbanning Avatar
22 weeks ago

Interesting (genuinely).

I must have missed this. The AVP has a proprietary connection for it's battery pack as far as I'm aware, and I've not seen any accessory announced that enables you to connect it directly to mains power.

But maybe you have inside info on an accessory that will be launched in 40 minutes. Look forward to seeing it.

Thanks for the heads-up and insight.
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cpnotebook80 Avatar
22 weeks ago
A true quote for this day and here is hoping the best for Apple.

It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.

Steve Jobs - Co-founder of Apple
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
22 weeks ago
Good luck rich people ??????

- sent from my Quest 3 #poor
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