Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality headset Vision Prois now available for pre-order in the US company website and all stores nationwide. Interested buyers should note they have to scan their faces Using Face ID with an iPhone or iPad to ensure their exact band match when they pre-order. The company has designed the Vision Pro with a modular system so users can customize it perfectly – which will set them back at least $3,499 for the 256GB version, after all. If you need more space (who doesn’t?), it costs $3,699 with 512GB of storage and $3,899 with 1TB.
People who need vision correction also have the option to add Zeiss optical inserts when pre-ordering so they don’t have to wear their glasses in the headset. They can purchase reader supplements for $99 and prescription supplements for $149, although they must provide an updated official prescription to purchase them.
Be prepared to pay more for accessories: The travel bag, additional battery packsand additional light seals each will run you $199. Belkin battery holder will also allow you to wear this device in your pants or wear it with a crossbody strap.
The company’s mixed reality headset is powered by visionOS, which users can control with gestures with their eyes and hands or voice commands via Siri. When Apple officially unveiled the device, it focused heavily on entertainment features and said it would support more than a million apps from the iOS and iPadOS ecosystems, as well as apps designed specifically for its platform.
Some popular services like Netflix, YouTube and Spotify will not be available for download at launch, but early adopters will still have access to a range of entertainment including Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video and Paramount+. Users will be able to place their apps anywhere in a 3D environment and watch shows against a special immersive backdrop, such as Avengers Tower in the case of Disney+. They’ll also be able to log into their Mac on a headset so they can work on a laptop or do what they normally do on a mixed reality device instead. The Apple Vision Pro will begin shipping on February 2.