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Apple has finally revealed its long-anticipated mixed reality headset, Vision Pro.
Announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, the headset will cost $3,499 when it launches in the United States in early 2024.
Billed as Apple’s “first spatial computer”, Vision Pro will be released in more countries later next year.
“Vision Pro creates an infinite canvas for apps that scales beyond the boundaries of a traditional display and introduces a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by the most natural and intuitive inputs possible — a user’s eyes, hands, and voice,” the company said.
“Featuring visionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system, Vision Pro lets users interact with digital content in a way that feels like it is physically present in their space.
“The breakthrough design of Vision Pro features an ultra-high-resolution display system that packs 23 million pixels across two displays, and custom Apple silicon in a unique dual-chip design to ensure every experience feels like it’s taking place in front of the user’s eyes in real time.”
Vision Pro is compatible with Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad too, and its new App Store will play home to hundreds of thousands of familiar iPhone and iPad apps, according to Apple.
Vision Pro’s external, pocket-sized battery will offer up to two hours of use when fully charged.
“Creating our first spatial computer required invention across nearly every facet of the system,” said Mike Rockwell, vice president of Apple’s Technology Development Group. “Through a tight integration of hardware and software, we designed a standalone spatial computer in a compact wearable form factor that is the most advanced personal electronics device ever.”