Apple Vision Pro pre-orders go live in US ahead of February 2 launch: Pricing, specifications

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The Apple Vision Pro can now be pre-ordered in the US, ahead of the launch of the company's first mixed reality headset on February 2. The iPhone maker's 'spatial computer' features two micro-OLED panels offering a total of 23 million pixels and up to 100Hz. Refresh rate. It's powered by Apple's M2 processor and a new R1 chip that processes data from the headset's various sensors. According to Apple, the headset also features iris-based biometric authentication and offers up to two hours of battery life.

Apple Vision Pro price, availability

Apple Vision Pro price starts at $3,499 (roughly Rs. 2.9 lakh) for the base model with 256GB storage. You can also buy the headset in 512GB and 1TB storage options that are priced at $3,699 (roughly Rs. 3.07 lakh) and $3,899 (roughly Rs. 3.24 lakh) respectively. The company will start selling the headset through Apple Stores in the US on February 2.

If you wear prescription or reading glasses, you can also buy Zeiss Optical Inserts – the Readers Insert is priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 8,200), while the Prescription Insert is priced at $149 (roughly Rs. 12,400).

You can also purchase AppleCare+ for the Vision Pro, which costs $499 (roughly Rs. 41,500) and covers repairs of accidental damage along with a $299 (roughly Rs. 24,900) service charge. The company's website says that without AppleCare+, the repair could cost up to $2,399 (approximately Rs 2 lakh).

apple vision pro specifications

Apple's first spatial computer is powered by an M2 chip paired with a second R1 chip – based on the same M-series processor – with a 12ms response time and 256GB/s of bandwidth to process data from the Vision Pro's multiple sensors. To handle. The devices feature dual micro-OLED displays with 92 percent coverage of the DCI:P3 color gamut and can display 23 million pixels. It also supports 90Hz, 96Hz and 100Hz refresh rates.

Apple has equipped the Vision Pro headset with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity as well as AirPlay support up to 1080p. The device has six microphones, two primary cameras, six secondary (tracking) cameras, four cameras for eye tracking, a LiDAR scanner, a TrueDepth camera, as well as six other sensors.

The Vision Pro is powered by an external battery pack that is connected via a cable. Apple doesn't typically disclose the capacities of its batteries, so we'll have to wait for a teardown video to learn these details. The battery is claimed to power the headset for up to two hours, and the device actually comes with a charger in the box, unlike many other Apple products, including the iPhone. According to the company, depending on your configuration, the Vision Pro can weigh up to 650 grams and the battery pack can weigh up to 353 grams.


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