Apple Vision Pro App Store, Apple Music, and TV App Require US Apple ID

For international customers who are thinking of purchasing Apple Vision Pro in the United States and using it in their own country, Apple has cautioned that they will be faced with several limitations when attempting to use the device.

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According to a FAQ on Apple's Vision Pro pre-order page on its online store, the experience will differ from a U.S.-based customer in the following ways:

  • ‌Apple Vision Pro‌ only supports English (U.S.) for language and typing and English for Siri and Dictation.
  • App Store requires an Apple ID with region set to the U.S.
  • Purchases on Apple Music and TV app require an ‌Apple ID‌ with region set to the U.S.
  • For customers with vision correction needs, ZEISS will only accept vision prescriptions written by U.S. eye care professionals, and will only ship to U.S. locations.
  • Customers may not be able to access certain apps, features, or content due to licensing or other restrictions in those countries or regions.
  • Apple Support is only available in the U.S.

Apple says that the spatial computing headset is designed for customers in the U.S. to use at home, at work, and while traveling. "We look forward to bringing ‌Apple Vision Pro‌ to more countries later this year," notes the company.

While orders are limited to the United States for the time being, 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.

The Vision Pro will launch on Friday, February 2, which is when pre-orders will be delivered to U.S. customers.

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
6 weeks ago

So, VPN for international use then.

Idiotic region limits can be worked around.
No need for VPN. I have been using an US Apple ID in Germany since the iPod Video days.

Also, Giftcards you can just buy on Amazon.com (even with your foreign Amazon account). Been buying Hulu credit this way for years
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kylelerner Avatar
6 weeks ago
It also requires two eyes, eye believe.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
6 weeks ago
Bad news for the eBay resellers.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shirasaki Avatar
6 weeks ago
Other than the prescription glass limitation and arguably hardware support, the limits here are fairly standard.

With that being said, probably it’s just better to wait until Apple Vision Pro to be made available in other countries later.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gerald.d Avatar
6 weeks ago

oh dear because a number of people in the pre-order thread who have placed a pre-order are living in other countries and thus getting the VP shipped out to them by other means.
Why "oh dear"?

Rest assured that there are millions of people around the world who do not reside in the US, do not have a US address, do not have a US bank account or credit/debit card, but who have been successfully working "with" Apple's geographical restrictions for many years.

Your pity is ill directed. Save it for those who truly deserve it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Victor Mortimer Avatar
6 weeks ago
So, VPN for international use then.

Idiotic region limits can be worked around.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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