Get ready to dive into a new dimension as Apple’s highly-anticipated $3,499 Vision Pro headset is set to make its grand debut on February 2nd in the United States. The tech giant has officially announced the commencement of pre-orders starting January 19th at 8 AM ET.
Revolutionizing the virtual experience, Apple introduces the Vision Pro, a cutting-edge VR headset equipped with a dazzling 4K display for each eye. After an exclusive preview in June 2023, this innovative device allows users to seamlessly transition between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with a simple dial located on the headset’s side.
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Beyond the headset itself, Apple revealed the pricing details for the Zeiss prescription lenses, offering readers for an additional $99 and prescription lenses for $149. The base model, featuring 256GB of storage, comes bundled with a range of accessories, including the Solo Knit Band, Dual Loop Band, light seal, two light seal cushions, Apple Vision Pro cover, polishing cloth, battery, USB-C charging cable, and USB-C power adapter.
Notable features of the Vision Pro include a dual-chip setup with Apple’s M2 chip and the dedicated R1 chip for processing data from integrated sensors, cameras, and microphones. Users can navigate the interface effortlessly with support for eye, head, and hand tracking, eliminating the need for an external controller.
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Apple envisions the Vision Pro as more than just a gaming device, showcasing its capabilities to interact with familiar apps like FaceTime, Photos, and Movies. The headset’s compatibility with over 150 3D titles through the Apple TV app adds an extra layer of versatility.
Powered by visionOS, Apple’s groundbreaking operating system, the Vision Pro seamlessly integrates with most iPhone and iPad apps, requiring no additional effort from developers. From spatial videos recorded with the iPhone 15 Pro to immersive demos, the Vision Pro promises a remarkable experience.
With demos leaving audiences in awe, the only question that remains is whether the extraordinary features of the Vision Pro can justify its $3,499 price tag. Are you ready to step into the future of immersive technology?