Apple’s long-rumored virtual and augmented reality headset Vision Pro headset launches in February. Here’s a timeline of all the details that have emerged about the device over the years and what we know so far.
People have been speculating about Apple’s entry into the world of virtual and augmented reality headsets for the better part of a decade. At WWDC 2023, it finally revealed the Vision Pro, which will launch as the first visionOS device on February 2nd.
The Vision Pro starts at $3,499 with 256GB of internal storage, while optional prescription lenses from Zeiss are available for $149.
In our review, we said the Vision Pro’s display is a technical marvel, with hand and eye tracking that’s a leap forward beyond what previously existed, however, those controls can be inconsistent, and in our experience, Apple’s Personas virtual avatars could be “uncanny and somewhat terrifying.”
The new headset uses two Apple Silicon chips (M2 Ultra and R1) and can be used for up to two hours with a tethered battery pack or for as long as you want if it’s plugged in. It also uses “natural control” with hand and eye tracking as well as voice commands. Users can switch between AR and VR using a digital crown-style dial, and depending on what they’re viewing, it displays their eyes on the front so that others know the person wearing it can see them.
Read on for all our coverage so far on Apple’s Vision Pro headset.