Apple Vision Pro in US stores from February 2nd; Pre-orders possible from January 19th

"The era of spatial computing is here“says the latest press release in Apple’s US newsroom. That the accompanying headset is called VisionPro It was foreseeable that it would not be brought onto the market with a keynote speech. Because it has already been done presented extensively in June 2023 and also presented haptically to the press. So now there is a press release and with it some data that you can use as a guide (at least in the USA): from next Friday, January 19.01.2024th, 02.02.2024, you can pre-order the Apple Vision Pro. From February XNUMXnd, XNUMX, the device will be available in all Apple Stores in the USA.

The Apple Vision Pro has an official release date: February 2, 2024. It will also be possible to pre-order the new spatial computer from January 19, 2024. However, the AR glasses are initially only available in the USA.
The Apple Vision Pro has an official release date: February 2, 2024. It will also be possible to pre-order the new spatial computer from January 19, 2024. However, the AR glasses are initially only available in the USA.

Vision Pro – Not a headset, but a “spatial computer”

In the one mentioned press report It is emphasized once again that the Apple Vision Pro is a “revolutionary spatial computer" is. It is also predicted to change the way people work together, connect, relive memories and enjoy entertainment media. Whether this statement will come true remains to be seen.

The physical and digital worlds should merge seamlessly. The new visionOS operating system is intended to provide this spatial experience. Its new App Store comes with more than 1 million apps, as programs for iOS and iPadOS can also be used. In addition, the control options with your eyes and hands should of course provide a completely new computing experience.

"The era of spatial computing has begun"Says Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created. Its revolutionary and magical interface will redefine the way we connect, create and explore.“ – I hope you have your Apple buzzword bingo ready. You can check off “revolutionary” and “magical”.

Pre-orders are available from January 19, 2024, at 5 a.m. PST possible

Anyone in the USA who wants to secure a copy of Apple's new head computer before or instead of going to the Apple Store and adjusting the Vision Pro accessories there can do so online starting Friday next week. Apple says pre-orders from its online store will be available starting January 19th at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). In Germany and Central Europe it is already 14 p.m., i.e. 00 p.m.

The way the press release reads, contrary to all previous rumors, purchasing in the online store is also possible. Because it says: “Apple today announced Apple Vision Pro will be available beginning Friday, February 2, at all US Apple Store locations and the US Apple Store online.“ – In addition to securing a copy for collection in the store, an order for home delivery can also be arranged online. It remains to be seen what customization options for accessories will be possible online.

Vision Pro with Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band

In addition to the strap, which was already presented in June as a carrying solution for the Vision Pro, there is now also a look at the strap that not only runs behind the head, but also uses a loop over the head. The former is that Solo Knit Band. The second is called according to the two straps used Dual loop band.

Apple Vision Pro with Dual Loop Band
Apple Vision Pro with Dual Loop Band

Apple Vision Pro scope of delivery

  • 1x Apple Vision Pro (main device)
  • 1x Solo Knit Band
  • 1x Dual Loop Band
  • 1x Light Seal (eye cover against light)
  • 2x padding for the Light Seal
  • 1x cover for the glass front of the device
  • 1x cleaning cloth
  • 1x battery (external)
  • 1x USB-C charging cable
  • 1x USB-C charger

Apple Vision Pro Price: $3.499 for device, up to $149 for lenses

The Apple Vision Pro with 256 GB of storage costs $3.499. Whether and which other storage sizes can be selected and what they will cost has not yet been communicated. The ZEISS lenses that can be installed in front of the screens for people with poor eyesight are charged extra. Reading glasses inserts with standard prescriptions cost $99. Lenses for nearsighted people who require a specific prescribed power or two different powers cost $149.

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