apple vision pro

Apple may have been overly optimistic when it said in June that the Vision Pro headset would be available “early next year.” According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, all the elements are in place for the gadget to launch by February. He says that while it makes sense for a $3,499 device with limited availability to not have another launch event, bringing this to market is a significant task that requires training Apple Store staff to assist new customers, modify fittings, and handle prescription lens options.

Along with the standard Mac and iPhone software upgrades, Gurman is already hinting at the next version of visionOS, which will be released later in 2024, as part of the first major Apple hardware platform launch in years. The most current version of iOS 17.2, which allows the iPhone 15 Pro to record 1080p, 30 frames per second, 3D-encoded spatial films, is another factor. To enjoy these videos, you’ll need to use a headset.

A message instructing developers to “get ready” for the launch has also been sent out, indicating they should do so. This might involve downloading apps for the iPad and iPhone that the Vision Pro will also be able to access and software designed especially for use in virtual and mixed-reality situations. Of course, many things may go wrong and cause a delay, but according to the story, production in China has been going for weeks at “full speed,” with intentions to have retail units available by the end of January before they are sold in stores.