Apple’s Vision Pro Battery Can’t Be Hot-Swapped And Is Smaller Than An iPhone Battery

Apple’s Vision Pro will finally go on sale at the end of this week and we’re still learning more things about it as we get closer to the big day.

Early reviews are now available and as part of that, we’ve learned that the Vision Pro battery is surprisingly small in terms of capacity — and that it cannot be hot-swapped.

The lack of hot-swapping means that every time the battery runs dry Vision Pro owners will have to restart their headset when connecting a new battery even if they have a spare to hand. As soon as the battery is disconnected the Vision Pro powers off, taking a little less than a minute to turn back on.

That battery will reportedly last around 2.5 hours per change depending on what the user is doing, but that’s managed by using a battery that’s smaller than that of the iPhone 15 Pro.

The aforementioned iPhone has a 3,274 mAh battery inside whereas the $199 Vision Pro battery tops out at 3,166 mAh. However, it’s important to remember that mAh ratings are not the sole factor in determining how long a device will last on a single charge.

Those who do want an extra battery can buy one so they won’t have to wait for their original to charge, although the headset can be used while its battery is connected to the wall outlet — the only benefit of having an additional battery to hand is that users won’t be tethered to the wall while using their headset.

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