$3,499 Apple Vision Pro launches February 2 in the United States

In a groundbreaking announcement, Apple has revealed the launch date for its highly anticipated Vision Pro headset, set to hit stores in the United States on Friday, February 2. Pre-orders for the headset start on Friday, January 19

Priced at $3,499, the Vision Pro boasts revolutionary features that promise to redefine how we work, connect, and experience entertainment. Apple CEO Tim Cook hails it as the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created, signaling the arrival of the era of spatial computing.

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Pre-orders for Apple Vision Pro start January 19

Apple describes the Vision Pro as a “revolutionary spatial computer” designed to transform how people work, collaborate, connect, relive memories, and enjoy entertainment. This innovative headset seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world, unlocking powerful spatial experiences in the all-new visionOS.

Powered by visionOS, the Vision Pro introduces a three-dimensional user interface and input system controlled by users’ eyes, hands, and voice. The interface allows intuitive gestures for interaction, immersive environments, and dynamic landscapes.

The Vision Pro creates an infinite canvas for productivity, supporting key productivity and collaboration apps like Fantastical, Freeform, JigSpace, Microsoft 365, and Slack. The all-new App Store offers over 1 million compatible apps across iOS and iPadOS, with apps arranged and scaled for a perfect user workspace.

Apple Vision Pro

Boasting ultra-high-resolution displays exceeding 4K TV quality, the Vision Pro provides an unmatched entertainment experience. Users can enjoy movies and TV shows from Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, and other services on a screen that feels 100 feet wide, with support for HDR content. Apple Immersive Video introduces 180-degree, three-dimensional 8K recordings with Spatial Audio.

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The Vision Pro supports gaming with access to over 250 titles on Apple Arcade, including popular games like NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition and Sonic Dream Team. Spatial games like Game Room, What the Golf?, and Super Fruit Ninja take advantage of the headset’s capabilities for unique and engaging gameplay.

Vision Pro also enables users to capture and relive memories with spatial photos and videos. Spatial Audio enhances the immersive experience, and users can view their photos and videos at a life-size scale with brilliant color and detail.

Apple Vision Pro

FaceTime on the Vision Pro takes advantage of the space around the user, making everyone on a call appear life-size. The innovative Persona feature represents users authentically in spatial representation, allowing others to see facial expressions and hand movements in real time.

Apple Vision Pro developer kit

Designed as a modular system, the Vision Pro offers a compact design with a three-dimensional form, laminated glass, and a custom aluminum alloy frame. Users can personalize their fit with flexible straps, different bands, and ZEISS Optical Inserts for vision correction needs.

The Vision Pro features a breakthrough ultra-high-resolution display system with micro-OLED technology, delivering 23 million pixels in two displays. Advanced eye tracking, a dual-chip design with the M2 and R1 chips, and the innovative EyeSight feature contribute to an unparalleled immersive experience.

Apple emphasizes industry-leading privacy and security with features like Optic ID for authentication using a user’s iris, private navigation, and a visual indicator for capturing spatial photos or videos.

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Apple Vision Pro is designed with the environment in mind, incorporating recycled materials in various components. The device meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency and aims to eliminate plastic in packaging by 2025.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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