According to a new report, Apple plans to utilize facial recognition technology for the Vision Pro. This would allow users to scan their faces to determine the right size.
Priced at $3,499, the Vision Pro headset is set for pre-order on January 19 and launches on February 2 in the United States. Boasting a customizable fit and extensive accessories, it includes dual bands, ZEISS inserts, and an external battery supporting 2.5 hours of video playback.
The revolutionary spatial computer, powered by visionOS, offers a three-dimensional interface and supports key productivity apps. With ultra-high-resolution displays, access to over 250 Apple Arcade titles, and features like FaceTime and spatial photos, the Vision Pro promises an immersive experience.
Apple Store app to offer ‘Measure and Fit’ functionality for Vision Pro customers
Apple understands the significance of a well-fitted headset for optimal performance. The Vision Pro offers adjustable headbands, including a solo knit band and a dual loop band, providing users with options for a customized fit. The code found in the Apple Store app reveals that users will be prompted to scan their faces to determine the most suitable size for the Vision Pro.
The use of facial recognition technology for sizing is not entirely new for Apple. Previously employed for developers testing the Vision Pro, this feature was accessible through the ‘Measure and Fit’ app. The functionality has now been integrated into the Apple Store app, simplifying the ordering process for online customers. This technology ensures a hassle-free and accurate sizing experience.
The code also hints at the possibility of engraving options, a feature familiar with Apple’s product lineup. This level of customization reflects Apple’s commitment to providing a tailored and unique user experience.
In related news, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently revealed that the headset may face supply shortages at launch. Despite the premium cost, Kuo predicts a quick sellout due to groundbreaking technology and Apple’s devoted fanbase.
Launch day availability is estimated at 60,000 to 80,000 units, contrary to earlier reports of 400,000 units. Apple’s history of limited launches, strategic exclusivity, and the device’s complexity contribute to potential scarcity.