Kuo: Apple Vision Pro Unlikely to Receive Major Upgrades Until 2027

It may take several years for the Vision Pro headset to receive major hardware upgrades, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple Vision Pro at Steve Jobs Theater
"It is currently estimated that new models with significant changes to the Vision Pro specification may not be in mass production until 2027," Kuo said today.

Based on his latest supply chain checks, Kuo believes Apple has not started working on a second-generation Vision Pro, or a lower-priced version of the headset with reduced specs. However, research and development could be underway.

Kuo does expect a modified Vision Pro to enter mass production in late 2025 to early 2026, but he said Apple is focused on improving costs and production, leading him to believe that the "user experience will not differ from the current model." It is possible these changes might not even be announced to the public, beyond a potential price cut.

Kuo expects Apple to release the Vision Pro in additional countries before WWDC in June. The headset launched in the U.S. earlier this month.

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Top Rated Comments

falainber Avatar
7 weeks ago
Tim Cook lacks vision.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abatabia Avatar
7 weeks ago
Another AirPods Max.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
7 weeks ago
The AVP is going to wither on the vine, like AirPods Max and HomePods have largely done.
I suspect AVP gets killed at some point before 2027 depending upon what happens (or not) with 3rd party devs.

It's a platform. That needs developers.

Developers are going to have a hard time justifying developing for a platform with a tiny install base.

As usual, Apple's arrogance here is part of the problem. They should have seeded the Dev community FAR and WIDE with AVP dev kits a long long time ago. Where AVP is right now is solely their own fault.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
7 weeks ago
This may end up like the Apple Watch Edition…
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar74 Avatar
7 weeks ago
The big problem is attracting third party developers. The use cases for a "killer app" are so far downstream because the tech itself is simply not where it needs to be for developers to move resources from iPhone to AVP, so they would have to hire more developers which doesn't make sense as long as iPhone sales remain relatively flat (as they have now for seven years).

No developers, no apps. No apps, no users.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daanodinot Avatar
7 weeks ago
In other words, this thing will be all but forgotten about in the next few years.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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