After months of waiting and rumors the Apple Vision Pro is finally available for preorder. Orders are now live in the United States Apple Store online, while sales will begin in physical stores starting on February 2.
That’s also when the headset will start to arrive on the doorsteps of those who placed a preorder online, too. The Vision Pro costs $3,499 for the base 256GB model and people who want more can upgrade, too.
Placing a preorder for the Apple Vision Pro today will require using your iPhone or iPad to complete a facial scan to make sure that Apple can give you the correct size Light Seal and head band.
Each Vision Pro comes with a battery in the box that will run for 2.5 hours per charge, while additional batteries are also offered for $199 each. A $199 travel case is also offered, although we expect cheaper third-party alternatives to be available as well.
The Vision Pro is a mixed reality headset that will run special apps downloadable from the App Store as well as the iPad versions of compatible apps. Those apps will require their developers to make them available however, with not all of them choosing to do that — Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify being three examples.
In terms of hardware, the Vision Pro uses two 4K microLED displays and is powered by Apple’s M2 chip, while a specialist R1 chip will handle information collected by the headset’s many cameras, sensors, and microphones.
Apple is already rumored to be working on a cheaper version of the Vision Pro, but possible release timescales are not yet public. We also don’t know which features Apple will remove to make the headset cheaper, either.