Apple has communicated with customers today, informing them that when they pre-order the Vision Pro beginning January 19, they will be required to perform a facial scan using Face ID on an iPhone or iPad. This scan ensures a precise band fit on the headset. Deliveries are slated to commence on the official launch date of February 2. The Vision Pro will be available for purchase on apple.com, through the Apple Store app, and in retail Apple Stores for US shoppers.
To facilitate the face scan, Apple emphasizes the necessity of using the latest version of the Apple Store app. Furthermore, for individuals who wear glasses, there will be an option to incorporate optical inserts into the headset, eliminating the need for additional eyewear. Apple has partnered with Zeiss to provide these inserts for an extra fee. Customers interested in obtaining the inserts are required to share an updated official prescription document during the pre-order process.
For those contemplating the purchase of the Vision Pro, which starts at approximately $3,499, Apple has announced that the headset will be available for in-store demonstrations on the launch date. Initially unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote, the Vision Pro has garnered acclaim for its sharp 3D visuals, as highlighted in hands-on previews. Beyond serving as a VR screen and speaker system for entertainment purposes, the headset is positioned to evolve into a tool fostering connections among friends within Horizon Worlds.
The inclusion of an integrated gaming program developed by Meta, enabling users to freely navigate a virtual world, signifies a groundbreaking venture that stretches the boundaries of contemporary social networking and online gaming. Apple’s vision for the Vision Pro to be branded and function as a spatial computer opens up vast possibilities for developers to create compelling applications.