Apple Vision Pro AR headset remains on track for February 2024 release


Apple Vision Pro AR headset Side View
The Vision Pro release date could come in only two months.
Photo: Apple

Apple promises that its Vision Pro will be out “early next year,” but a noted tipster has the release of the cutting-edge AR headset narrowed down to February.

The product is supposedly already in full production in China.

Apple Vision Pro release date is drawing close

The Vision Pro headset stole the spotlight during Apple’s annual developers’ conference last June. Apple’s first foray into what the company calls “spatial computing,” the headset focuses on augmented reality, which overlays computer-generated content onto the real world.

At the unveiling, Apple didn’t tie itself down to a launch date, or even a specific month. It’s always been vague, just saying the debut would be in early 2024. And now it seems the company is going to hit that window.

“Apple Inc. is ramping up production of the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, setting the stage for a launch by February,” Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported Wednesday.

That means the debut of the company’s next groundbreaking product is only two months away.

Apple lays the groundwork for spatial computing

Apple Vision Pro applications
Apple doesn’t see Vision Pro as a toy, but as a serious computing platform that can also be entertaining.
Photo: Apple

Vision Pro will offer cutting-edge hardware like dual 4K displays and a front-facing screen that can show the wearer’s face.

It will come with a selection of Apple software for both entertainment and work. But the headset won’t succeed without applications written by third-party developers. They’ve had the tools they need to write apps for visionOS since last summer. (Many iPhone and iPad apps run on Vision Pro without modification.)

Purchasing one of the AR headsets reportedly will require a trip to an Apple retail store. There, an expert will introduce the customer to the new device, get it properly fitted, and have prescription lenses fitted (if needed). This is intended to make sure — as much as possible — that shoppers are happy with their $3,500 purchase.


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