When Apple first announced their upcoming Vision Pro mixed-reality headset at WWDC last June, it came with the ambiguous launch date of “early next year.” Today, Apple confirmed a launch date of February 2 as when the Vision Pro will officially debut in the U.S.
The high-tech headset is Apple’s first major step into what Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling Spatial Computing—a brave new frontier that breaks out of a screen and into the world around us.
Many are hopeful that Apple’s Vision Pro will represent an evolution in consumer electronics, one that stops humanity from staring at their phones and starts interacting with the real world in entirely new ways.
Apple’s Vision Pro could very well have a similar impact to the iPhone when it was introduced to the world back in 2007.
With tons of content from high profile partners and a small army of app developers working on the project for months, there’s a good chance the Vision Pro hits the ground running, offering truly immersive experiences that simply aren’t possible in any other medium.
Pre-orders will begin on 19th January, starting at $3,500. The base model Vision Pro will sport 256GB of storage, run on Apple Silicon’s M2 chip and has rumored battery life in the two hour range.
The external battery accessory is also available for an additional fee to extend this timeframe. The hype for this gadget is real, and we’ll know if the Vision Pro deserves it less than a month.