Apple's highly-anticipated Vision Pro mixed-reality headset is slated for release in March, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Initially planned for January, the delay is attributed to meticulous distribution strategies and final device testing.
Announced in June at $3,499, the Vision Pro's early 2024 release goal remains intact, aligning with Apple's roadmap for this groundbreaking device.
The U.S. will witness the initial launch, followed by a rollout in other countries like Canada and the United Kingdom by year-end. Anticipating Apple's traditional spring event in March, the tech giant is likely to leverage the occasion to showcase the Vision Pro's capabilities.
At the heart of the Vision Pro lies visionOS, a pioneering operating system designed explicitly for spatial computing. This three-dimensional interface liberates apps from conventional display constraints, promising an immersive experience.
Apple promises seamless integration by making all compatible iPhone and iPad apps available on the Vision Pro's App Store. Additionally, over 100 Apple Arcade titles will debut on VisionOS at its launch.
Differing from certain AR headsets, the Vision Pro's battery pack is external, providing up to two hours of usage via a rear-connected wire or all-day use when plugged into a power source.
Powering the device is the standard M2 chip complemented by the new R1 chip, specifically handling video streaming. Leveraging micro-OLED technology, the Vision Pro boasts two displays cramming 23 million pixels, while its "EyeSight" feature uses a front-facing display to enhance interpersonal interactions.
With its premium price tag, the Vision Pro seems tailored for enterprise use rather than mass consumer markets. Insights suggest a potential future iteration aimed at broader consumer accessibility, hinted at by the device's "Pro" moniker.