How to Order, Price, Release Date, Features

How to Order, Price, Release Date, Features

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Apple’s highly anticipated Vision Pro headset will be available for pre-order at Apple’s physical stores and website starting January 19.

The Apple Vision Pro is a mixed reality device that combines virtual and augmented reality, but Apple would rather you call it a “spatial reality” headset.

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple Vision Pro ahead of the pre-order period and February 2nd release date, including what to prepare when ordering the device.

Apple Vision Pro: Price and release date

Pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro begin at 8 a.m. ET on January 19 through Apple’s physical stores and websites.

The Vision Pro will be released and available for purchase online and in person at Apple stores in the US on February 2.

The Vision Pro starts at $3,499 and comes with 256GB of storage, a battery pack, a face seal, two seal pads, a front cover, and a polishing cloth.

Apple Vision Pro: how to order

Apple Vision Pro

Be prepared for the (slightly confusing) process to order the Apple Vision Pro.

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The purchase process for the Apple Vision Pro is more involved than the company’s other products. Whether you order Vision Pro from an Apple Store or online at home, you’ll need to scan your face for headband and face seal measurements.

If you order online from home, you need to take measurements with your iPhone or iPad with Face ID. Face scanning takes place in the Apple Store app, so if you haven’t already, you’ll need to update it to the latest version of the app.

For those with a prescription for glasses or contacts, you will need to have your prescription information handy to order special optical inserts. After verification, Apple will ask you to upload a valid and expired prescription from your eye doctor.

Apple Vision Pro: Features

A look at the performance for Apple's Vision Pro headset

Vision Pro projects displays into your eyes and can be used to launch programs just like a Mac computer with multiple monitors.

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Combining virtual and augmented reality, Apple Vision Pro can showcase immersive virtual “environments” or add a digital layer of customizable displays that float around your physical environment, where you can interact with apps and games and watch video content.

Vision Pro runs on Apple’s new visionOS operating system and its M2 computer processor, and it can act as a dynamic, augmented reality version of a Mac with a multi-monitor setup. The headset works with voice commands and hand and wrist gestures, but you can also use it with wireless keyboards, trackpads or mice, like Apple’s Magic Keyboard or Magic Trackpad.

Apple Vision Pro panoramic photos

Apple Vision Pro can also play videos on a sliding screen that looks like a giant TV.

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Vision Pro can provide an immersive entertainment experience for watching movies and TV shows on a single large display, or with your own videos recorded in Apple’s 3D-style Spatial video format. You can also use the headset to receive FaceTime calls and play games, among other functions.

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