Apple Vision Pro: Release date, specs, price, and everything else you need to know

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Apple Vision Pro is here. It's the first major product launch for the company in almost a decade. The 'spatial computing' headset introduces whole new ways for Apple's legions of fans to interact with apps, enjoy entertainment content, and communicate with friends and family — and represents an expensive gamble for the company, too.

The new headset costs $3,499 and is now available in the U.S., with more countries to follow later this year.

First revealed at WWDC 2023, Apple's Vision Pro takes advantage of augmented reality software to let you do everything from watching TV shows to collaborating on projects. Whether you're playing games or video calling friends, it all takes place within a headset that overlays these applications onto the real world around you.

Designed to be worn on a user's face, sitting in front of their eyes, it has the power of two 4K displays, a MacBook-grade Apple silicon processor, hand and eye tracking, as well as a Digital Crown for adjusting the level of immersion — dialing in and out the real world around you as users interact with augmented reality experiences that merge their surroundings with software overlays presented on the Vision Pro's screens. And that's just scratching the surface.

Apple Vision Pro headset, launched at WWDC in California.

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Apple Vision Pro: At a Glance

What is it?: A wearable "spatial computer" capable of augmented reality experiences and workflows, featuring two 4K displays, hand-tracking and an external display that allows those around you to see your face below the hardware.

How much does it cost?: $3,499

Release date: February 2

Augmented reality principles are at the heart of Vision Pro. The Apple Vision Pro presents computer-generated images as viewed through lenses, superimposed over an instant video feed of the real world as captured by onboard cameras. With this, Apple says the Apple Vision Pro creates a new form of computing, called "Spatial computing," which differs from typical mobile computing by immersing the user in the headset's applications. Digital screens and experiences appear to form in the physical space surrounding the user, 'through' the headset's lenses (which sit in front of two small screens). Apple hopes this will allow meetings to have a greater sense of presence than standard video calls, movies to be blown up to gigantic screen sizes, and workers to manipulate applications on a greater canvas than traditional hardware monitors can cater to.

Digital screens and experiences appear to form in the physical space surrounding the user.

It's similar in principle to augmented reality apps like Pokémon Go on iPhone, but right in front of your eyes, and similar to virtual reality experiences as seen in the Meta Quest headset series, but with the emphasis on blurring the lines between the real and digital worlds.

Apple Vision Pro headset, an augmented reality wearable that puts applications and digital environments into your real world.

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Unlike most VR headsets (note that Apple refuses to align Vision Pro with the term 'virtual reality'), the Vision Pro does not require external controllers to navigate its interface. Instead, it's managed solely by eye-tracking intent, and hand gestures. The headset's onboard sensors are sensitive enough, and so numerous in number, that it can even track a pinch between your finger and thumb with your hand resting in your lap.

Vision Pro does not require external controllers to navigate its interface. Instead it's managed solely by eye-tracking intent, and hand gestures.

Some physical controls are retained on the headset itself though, and the most notable of these is the Digital Crown, returning from the Apple Watch. Here though, it's used to dial in the level of immersion, letting you see more or less of the real world around you, or allowing applications to take up more of your peripheral vision as they're overlaid onto the real world. In addition, this dial is central to Apple's Vision Pro 'Environments' feature — digitized locations, ranging from forests to the surface of the moon, which can encompass the viewer filling out the real-world environment around them.

If text entry sounds difficult, that's an issue that may be solved too — it's also possible to look at a search field and then begin dictating. Best of all? The Apple Vision Pro can identify items, text, and more through just looking at it. It's effectively a more advanced form of Visual Lookup.

Apple Vision Pro: Hardware, Internal Specs, and Design

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Apple Vision Pro is powered primarily by two chips working in unison. The first is the powerful M2 chip, first seen in MacBook computers, a powerful all-purpose computational unit. A second chip inside the Vision Pro is brand new — the R1 chip ('R' standing for 'Reality') is dedicated to processing the data coming in from the Vision Pro's many sensors, cameras, and microphones.

At least 10 external cameras are used to capture a user's surroundings when using the Vision Pro (a pair of forward-facing cameras, four looking down, 2 TrueDepth cameras for analyzing depth, and two pointing sideways to capture the periphery of your view and surroundings), with four IR cameras dedicated to tracking in dark environments — both inside and outside the headset.

In addition, you've also got a LiDAR sensor for mapping distance, and accelerometers and gyroscopes to track orientation and movement.

In terms of storage configurations, reports about the headset having more storage than the average MacBook Pro and many of the best iPhones were correct. We recently discovered the storage configurations for the Apple Vision Pro, which range from 256GB to 1TB.

The Vision Pro headset with a focus on the processor inside.

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Let's focus on the external design next — a unique-looking product in Apple's line-up, elements of the AirPods Pro Max, Apple Watch and existing headset designs come together for the Vision Pro. A mixture of aluminum, plastics, and fabric mesh, there's a 70s sci-fi vibe to it all — almost NASA-like in its mix of grays, whites, and orange highlights.

Apple Vision Pro headset, an augmented reality wearable that puts applications and digital environments into your real world.

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A mostly hands-free experience, Vision Pro really only has two significant hardware controls. On the right-hand top edge of the headset's front piece is a Digital Crown, similar to what's found in an Apple Watch. This dial can be used to turn the level of immersion up and down for the headset experiences, smoothly bringing more or less of the digital overlays on top of your real-world surroundings. The second is a dedicated camera button on the left-hand side, used for capturing 3D photos and videos.

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A plastic band connects the front gasket to an adjustable fabric grip at the rear of the product, with a Fit Dial on the side to tighten the headset snugly onto the wearer's head. The rear support is made of a stretchy breathable mesh to maximize comfort, curving to distribute weight. Similarly, the Light Seal that surrounds your forehead, eyes, and nose are well padded for maximum comfort (and available in a variety of sizes), blocking out ambient light for the best possible viewing experience of the screens inside. Those who wear prescription glasses may struggle to fit them inside Apple's headset, but the company has partnered with eye care specialists ZEISS to provide custom prescription lens inserts that magnetically attach to the inside of the headset for a clear view. Prescription ZEISS Optical Inserts cost $149, while 'Readers' cost $99.

Speakers, capable of 'Spatial Audio' sit in pods on either side of the plastic strip connecting the front and rear parts of the headset, sitting over rather than in the ears to allow for ambient noises to be heard while in the headset. 

Finally, the Apple Vision Pro makes use of an external battery pack, designed to sit in your pocket and connective over a cable to the side of the headset band via a MagSafe puck. Though that seems like a step backward for design, it is not as bad an idea as it sounds, keeping as much weight as possible away from your head. The battery is quoted as an average of two hours of use per charge, and you can plug the headset into a wall socket for continuous use, too.

Apple Vision Pro: Weight, Sizing, Bands, Lenses, and Accesories

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Apple Vision Pro is a head-mounted spatial computer at the end of the day, so there are a few aspects that are important to the experience. To begin with, is the weight. Apple Vision Pro weighs between 21.2 And 22.9 ounces, which is 600-650g, or 1.325-1.43 pounds. 

The weight will vary based on the choice of headband and the size of the Light Seal included. While the Vision Pro weighs about the same as Sony’s PlayStation VR (600g) and is heavier than the Meta Quest 2 (503g/17.7 oz), it has an external battery, unlike those two headsets. So, the weight you're carrying will also include the external battery pack, which is another 353g, although your head will not bear that additional weight.

To ensure the Vision Pro fits you well, Apple has a whole sizing process. Apple lets you scan a QR code on its Vision Pro page with an iPad or iPhone to begin the face scan. 

Vision Pro Sizing app

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In terms of bands, you get a Solo Knit Band, which is thicker and gains support for the headset from the back of your head. The package also includes a Dual Loop Band, which splits the support into two straps, with one for the top of your head, and the other for the lower back of your head.

Apple Vision Pro ZEISS lenses

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The fit for a head-mounted spatial computer like the Apple Vision Pro is about more than just the weight and bands; it also includes vision correction for those who wear glasses. Apple has partnered up with German lens manufacturer ZEISS to accommodate this setup. 

Apple Vision Pro ZEISS lenses come in two options — one for glasses wearers with prescriptions and one for those who use reading glasses.

The prescription lenses cost $149 and attach to the inside of the headset with magnets. You can configure your prescription lenses online when ordering the Vision Pro, but Apple needs an updated U.S. prescription. Not all prescriptions are supported. These are only available online, and not at Apple Store physical location.

The reading glass style lenses cost $99 and are available in-store and online. They click into place instead of using magnets, and won't need a prescription for these.

Apple Vision Pro Accesories

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No Apple product is complete without accessories, and the Vision Pro already has a bunch available. Apple has announced its own accessories in addition to the aforementioned ZEISS lens inserts. The two notable ones are:

  • Apple Vision Pro Travel Case, which gets special compartments for the battery, ZEISS Optical Inserts, Apple Vision Pro cover, and other accessories. It costs $199.
  • Apple Vision Pro Battery, which is the same as the one included in the box, in case you need a spare or a replacement. It also costs $199.

Additionally, there are a bunch of third-party accessories for the Apple Vision Pro.

There's also a ridiculous Apple Vision Pro CVR Edition from luxury jeweler Caviar, which is a high-end accessory with a leather band, and an 18-karat gold shield for the Apple Vision Pro's glass exterior. It's expected to cost $39,990.

Apple Vision Pro: Storage configurations, financing, import, and AppleCare Plus

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Apple Vision Pro is available in three storage configurations, as below:

  • 256GB: $3,499
  • 512GB: $3,699
  • 1TB: $3,899

So, if you want to splurge and get that additional space for your spatial computer to avoid storage-related issues, you can pay an additional $200 to double the storage to 512GB or $400 to quadruple it to a nice, rounded-up 1TB.

The pricing tiers according to storage keep the $200 gap as the same storage tiers for the iPhone and Mac.

Apple Vision Pro: Financing

You can pay the full price for the Apple Vision Pro, of course, but you can also finance it through Apple Card. You can finance the Apple Vision Pro with Apple Card over a period of 12 months, with the monthly payments coming to the following amounts.

  • 256GB: $291.58 a month
  • 512GB: $308.25 a month
  • 1TB: $324.91 a month

You should also be able to finance the Apple Vision Pro with third-party credit card and lending services.

Apple Vision Pro: Can you import Apple Vision Pro?

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Importing the Apple Vision Pro will be tempting for many. However, the Apple Vision Pro is currently limited to the U.S., which not only means that you can't purchase it outside of the U.S., but Apple will not let you order it from a non-U.S. Apple ID either. 

It is also locked to U.S. Apple ID accounts only, and the spatial computer also doesn't seem to have an App Store outside of the U.S.

Technically, it may be possible to import the Apple Vision Pro with a U.S. Apple ID, newly made or borrowed, but you'll have to move all your apps and content manually.

Additionally, Apple has confirmed that "Purchases on Apple Music and TV app require an Apple ID with the region set to the U.S." What this means is that the video content, like 3D shows, as well as spatial games, are limited to the U.S.

Here are the region restrictions as stated in the FAQ section of the order page for Vision Pro:

  • Apple Vision Pro only supports English (U.S.) for language and typing and English for Siri and Dictation.
  • App Store requires an Apple ID with region set to the U.S.
  • Purchases on Apple Music and TV app require an Apple ID with region set to the U.S.
  • For customers with vision correction needs, ZEISS only accepts vision prescriptions written by U.S. eye care professionals, and only ships to U.S. locations.
  • Customers may not be able to access certain apps, features, or content due to licensing or other restrictions in those countries or regions.
  • Apple Support is only available in the U.S.

Currently, it seems like importing the Apple Vision Pro may not be a great idea given the possible caveats. You're likely to have a compromised experience while using the headset outside of the U.S., so it might be best to wait for an official release in your region.

Apple Vision Pro: AppleCare+

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Now, since this is going to be a very expensive piece of equipment, you should also consider AppleCare Plus. The AppleCare Plus plan for the Apple Vision Pro is pricey, but not nearly as pricey as a potential repair.

To begin with, AppleCare Plus for the Vision Pro costs $499, or $24.99 per month over two years/24 months. You have to pay a $299 service fee for a repair under AppleCare Plus, or $29 if the damage is to an included accessory. You have unlimited accidental damage claims, but the service fee is applicable for each repair under the coverage.

Without AppleCare Plus, a repair for the Apple Vision Pro will set you back significantly. Currently, it costs $799 to repair a cracked cover glass, and the other category is a vague "other damage" option, which can go up to $2,399. Given the high price of the device and repairs, you might want to pick up AppleCare Plus for this one.

Apple Vision Pro: Display

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The Vision Pro uses a pair of micro-OLED ultra-high-resolution displays in its front mask, spreading 23 million pixels across them. That's like putting a 4K TV in front of each eye. It combines this with catadioptric lenses (combining reflection and refraction of light) for sharpness and clarity. 

As mentioned, prescription glasses wearers can benefit from ZEISS Optical Inserts, but those come at an extra cost, starting at $99. Expect to see third-party offerings challenging the market here, as we've already seen with Meta's Quest headset third-party lens inserts. 

Apple Vision Pro: EyeSight

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But there are not just screens on the inside of the Vision Pro — there's a wild one unlike anything you'll have seen before on the front too.

Behind a piece of curved laminated glass is Apple's EyeSight screen. The feature shows your eyes on the exterior of the device, based on what cameras on the inside of the headset are seeing. The display lights up when someone walks into your field of vision, revealing your "eyes" to whoever is nearby, while those around you then become visible in your AR experiences. Creepy? Early user tests show a mixture of amazement at the feature and uncanny discomfort. We will see how this plays out, but any attempt to make headset wearing a less solitary experience, or ideas to prevent having to break immersion by removing the headset, are welcome.

Apple Vision Pro: Sound and AirPods

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Vision Pro features advanced Spatial Audio powered by two "AudioPods". Each of these AudioPods has a dual-driver setup that can generate Spatial Audio based on your own head and ear geometry, delivering a simulated surround sound experience.

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Apple's latest USB-C AirPods Pro 2 are also being touted as a key accessory to pair with the Vision Pro headset. A tweaked chip design in the latest revision of the AirPods Pro 2 enables high-resolution audio playback, and reduced latency between what's seen on screen and heard in-ear.

Apple Vision Pro: Hands-Free Controls and Eye Tracking

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When it comes to navigating apps and interfaces with Apple Vision Pro, you are the controller. Apps and menus are navigated primarily by hand gestures, and you're not required to wave a wand or remote to explore the headset's software. The onboard sensors are so sensitive to hand movement in fact, that Vision Pro can recognize you tapping a finger and thumb together, even when your hands are resting in your lap. In fact, that pinching movement is the equivalent of a tap or click in the headset's operating system, while flicks and swipes let you scroll through panes and pages.

That said, if you feel the need to hook up Bluetooth peripherals like a keyboard, trackpad, gamepad and mouse, you'll be able to do that for those moments when a familiar typing experience or traditional game input works best.

Siri is also onboard, allowing for speech input to navigate the headset's many features, while a Visual Search system can use image recognition to identify items in your field of view or detect and read-aloud text. So you'll have multiple ways to get around everything Vision Pro has to offer.

Eye Tracking and Optic ID security

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To ensure the accuracy of your hands-free input, eye-tracking is employed by the headset. Vision Pro has a high-speed camera and a ring of LEDs that project light onto your eyes, helping to identify where your gaze sits and to reinforce the intent of your hand gestures. 

Optic ID will be used to verify log-in data in apps like Safari and to ensure payments made with Apple Pay are carried out securely.

Eye-tracking also plays a role in the headset's security system, dubbed 'Optic ID'. This biometric security layer takes a scan of your unique iris and uses that to confirm that only registered users can access apps and data in the headset. A 'Guest Mode' is also included, allowing several users to enjoy the headset. Regardless, Optic ID is used to verify log-in data in apps like Safari and to ensure payments made with Apple Pay are carried out securely. Apple says it does enough processing locally that websites you are browsing on the built-in browser will not be privy to information about where you are looking; the only information passed along to a given site is the click. Likewise, third-party apps get no data about what's inside your living room.

Apple Vision Pro: Cameras and 3D Capture

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Vision Pro features Apple's first-ever 3D camera, letting you capture immersive memories in 3D with spatial audio so that you can view them again at a later date. It's also possible to see your entire iCloud Photo Library in Vision Pro and see Panorama shots expanded as if you were standing right where they were taken. 

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One of the most exciting features for some users is sure to be spatial video, providing you with a far more immersive experience than simply looking at a photo. For the feature, onboard cameras capture 3D video with depth, making it feel as if a recorded scene is playing out right in front of you. Those being recorded should be aware of the fact, as the front EyeSight panel will change to show a recording icon if you're concerned about being snapped unexpectedly.

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To back up this feature, the latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are capable of recording Spatial Memory videos, which can then be transferred to the headset, meaning you'll be able to capture these sorts of clips even if the Vision Pro isn't with you.

Apple Vision Pro: What can it do?

Apple Vision Pro has a plethora of use cases, giving you infinite screen real estate. Remember — this isn't a traditional VR headset, it's an AR headset. So while it doesn't support 'room-scale' experiences (the type that completely removes your 360-degree surroundings with digital worlds), it does allow you to have a seemingly endless amount of room for your apps and projects, spread out 'over' the real world around you.

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Everything is built around an all-new operating system called visionOS. It builds on familiar foundations from iOS and macOS, with recognizable icons and Apple-style menu and file structures, but is designed to take advantage of an augmented reality canvas.

visionOS includes popular apps like Apple TV Plus, Music, Photos, Freeform, Safari, Notes, Messages, Mail, and more in the headset — as well as apps exclusive to the hardware. The App Store lets you browse the library of available Vision Pro software, as well over a million iPhone and iPad apps — a huge number of 2D apps areavailable to be used in Vision Pro, presented as floating panes within the OS.

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So, using gestures and swipes, you can put all manner of apps and workflows around you, resize windows to enormous sizes around you, play back immersive Apple TV Plus videos, or make use of Continuity features with Mac applications, engaging in FaceTime video calls, and more. Here's a run-down of the most interesting features we've seen so far.

Entertainment, Environments and gaming

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Vision Pro is a stunning way to enjoy movies, TV shows, and games. It can create virtual movie theater displays of up to 100 feet wide and take advantage of advanced Spatial audio playback. It's not just 2D content displayed at dramatic screen sizes, either — a new Godzilla show, for instance, is one particular show that will offer Spatial Video support once released to make it appear as if the titular monster star is rampaging around your living room in 3D.

Spatial computing means you can also play games on these giant virtual screens, with support for popular controllers and Apple Arcade games. A number of 'Spatial Games' , including Game Room, What the Golf?, and Super Fruit Ninja, take full advantage of the immersive potential of Vision Pro by transforming the space around players while they play. Game engine pros at Unity have already been confirmed to be involved with game development so it'll be fascinating to see what unique games emerge to take advantage of Vision Pro's feature set.

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Apple has also teamed up with Disney, bringing Disney Plus to Vision Pro. This includes immersive settings for shows like The Mandalorian, letting you watch the show in your very own landspeeder on the sandy Star Wars planet of Tatooine. Other teased features included a virtual Mickey Mouse bounding around your home, and birds-eye views of NBA games, playing out on a tabletop in your home, like a miniature board game. Netflix fans will disappointed to learn that there won't be a dedicated Apple Vision Pro Netflix app, however — for now, anyway. HBO's Max, however, does feature.

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For those looking to chill out in Apple Vision Pro, you can use Environments. This displays intricately-detailed recreations of places real (forests, beaches) and unreachable (the surface of the moon), and can be dialed in and out with the Digital Crown, transporting you to virtual locations around the globe from the comfort of your sofa. These can even be used alongside the 3D video playback options to further heighten immersion.

Work and productivity

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While entertainment features may lure in casual users, Apple wants Vision Pro to be a productivity and enterprise tool, too. You can work with spreadsheets, documents, and 3D modeling applications in Vision Pro for instance, and we already know apps like Final Cut Pro will offer Vision Pro support in the future with many more set to come.

Apps like Fantastical, Freeform, JigSpace, apps from Microsoft 365, and Slack are also available. 

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A key part of this professional application bubble is be Apple's Continuity system. The same, existing feature that lets you work seamlessly across iPhone, iPad, and Mac, sharing files, clipboards, and even peripherals across distinct devices are in play with Vision Pro — and supercharged. For instance, the Vision Pro can recognize a MacBook Pro in front of it, use Continuity to recognize it's a user's system, create additional virtual displays around the physical one, and tap into iCloud cloud storage to share files across all devices. With Vision Pro, you may never need an external monitor ever again — let alone a desk to house it on.


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FaceTime is a huge part of the Vision Pro experience. Apple expects you to make video calls within the headset, with your chats with friends, family, and colleagues taking place in floating panes around you.

But, if you're wearing a headset, what do those you're calling see? A digitized version of yourself, that's what. 

Vision Pro Persona

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Vision Pro can scan your face using the TrueDepth camera it houses, using your facial map to create a digital 'Persona' that can be shown to those calling you. The aim is to create a photo-real recreation of your features and expressions, reflecting your face and hand movements in real time. With your Persona you can watch movies, browse photos, or work together with others, just like you were there with them. Kind of. There's an uncanny quality to what has been shown so far, impressive as it is. But reports have suggested Apple is making significant leaps with the quality of these Personas behind the scenes.

Personas also work in third-party video conferencing apps including Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Microsoft Teams, according to Apple.

Other features include being able to receive 3D objects in messages, and letting you manipulate CAD-like attachments in 3D space.

Apple Vision Pro: First impressions

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Apple has demoed the Apple Vision Pro to a bunch of technology journalists, creators, and YouTubers. We have our hands-on review as well, with five key aspects we were most excited about. These include Spatial Video, watching content, Environments mode and panoramas, Apple Immersive Video, and Familiarity and intuitiveness.

Our colleagues at Tom's Guide also did an early review explaining how impressive Apple's visionOS system is in terms of hand tracking for gestures. Their review says the headset's price cannot be ignored, while the external battery can be annoying. They also said that Apple's Persona functionality needs work.

There are also video reviews from The Verge, MKBHD, CNET, WSJ, iJustine, and more. 

The general consensus seems to be that the Vision Pro is a pretty solid device, with a few issues here and there which make it more and more apparent that this is a first-generation device. The price is also a dealbreaker, with most reviews suggesting that this isn't a device for everyone.

The reception is largely positive, though, pointing to the fact that Apple's spatial computer will only get better over the years as we get more iterations.

Apple Vision Pro: Release date

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Apple's Vision Pro headset is only available in the U.S. and launched on February 2, 2024.

Customers are able to go into an Apple Store to learn more about the headset and even personalize their fit for their purchase, something that's likely to be near vital given the way it works.

Apple Vision Pro: Price

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Apple's Vision Pro headset starts at $3,499, which is even more expensive than the rumored $3,000 price tag that was floating around prior to its announcement. That's significantly pricier than even the Meta Quest Pro, and a lot more than headsets such as the Meta Quest 3.

Despite that, it's still winning over the Apple faithful, with Apple Vision Pro winning 'Most Wanted' in the iMore Readers' Choice Awards.

Apple's vision of augmented reality looks more thrilling the more we learn about it. It'll be fascinating to see what developers come up with as they work on new applications for the headset — and whether or not that price point is surmountable for those interested in Apple's next big thing.

Gerald Lynch
Editor in Chief

Gerald Lynch is the Editor-in-Chief of iMore, keeping careful watch over the site's editorial output and commercial campaigns, ensuring iMore delivers the in-depth, accurate and timely Apple content its readership deservedly expects. You'll never see him without his iPad Pro, and he loves gaming sessions with his buddies via Apple Arcade on his iPhone 15 Pro, but don't expect him to play with you at home unless your Apple TV is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. 

Living in London in the UK, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK, and Executive Editor of TechRadar, and has covered international trade shows including Apple's WWDC, MWC, CES and IFA. If it has an acronym and an app, he's probably been there, on the front lines reporting on the latest tech innovations. Gerald is also a contributing tech pundit for BBC Radio and has written for various other publications, including T3 magazine, GamesRadar,, Real Homes, MacFormat, music bible DIY, Tech Digest, TopTenReviews,, Brandish, Kotaku, Shiny Shiny and Lifehacker. Gerald is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press, and also holds a Guinness world record on Tetris. For real.

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