Apple’s Vision Pro And The Spatial Computing Future Is Here
After months and months of waiting, Apple has finally released the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and those who placed a preorder will begin to receive their headset starting today.
The Vision Pro headset was first announced in June of last year as part of the annual WWDC event but Apple went dark almost immediately before starting to share more details as we got closer to the January 19 preorder date and eventual February 2 launch.
Apple says that there are more than 600 Vision Pro apps already available in the App Store and that there are more than a million compatible iPad apps that will also work. And developers continue to work on making more apps, too.
As part of the media push for the headset’s launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the launch of the headset brings with it the launch of the spatial computing era.
“The era of spatial computing has arrived,” said Cook. “Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created. Its revolutionary and magical user interface will redefine how we connect, create, and explore.”
What a thrilling morning celebrating the launch of Apple Vision Pro at Apple Fifth Avenue! The era of spatial computing has arrived! pic.twitter.com/SORkEO87d6
The Vision Pro is currently back ordered and it’s only available in the United States right now. An international launch is expected within the next few months, however. Pricing in the United States starts at $3,499 for the 256GB model with 512GB and 1TB models also available for those who require extra space.