Today we learn new details about the highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro mixed reality glasses, which will arrive earlier than expected, specifically on the 2nd of February. However, after their official launch, they won’t go on sale until the 19th of February, and it has only been mentioned for the United States. We do not know when they will reach other markets.
Perhaps one of the most interesting features is its internal storage. According to Apple’s latest announcement, despite the niche market for these glasses and their high price, they will come with a base storage capacity of only 256GB – the same capacity as the most affordable iPhone 15 Pro Max.
It was expected that the Apple Vision Pro would have 512GB of storage for the base model.
Now, the big question is whether the Apple Vision Pro will only offer 256GB of internal storage, or if there will be a more expensive version with double the capacity. 256GB may be considered low for the wide spectrum that Apple aims to cover with these glasses, including professional environments and gaming. This suggests a possible price of around $4,000 to reach 512GB of capacity if it indeed exists.
In addition to storage, new details have emerged. The Apple Vision Pro glasses will be available with various ZEISS optical inserts. There will be two options for lenses – prescription lenses will cost an additional $149, while reading lenses will increase the base price of the glasses by $99. Apart from this, the company also reveals a wide range of features in the press release.
The Apple Vision Pro comes with a Solo Knit Band and a Dual Loop Band, offering users two options for the best fit. The glasses also include a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, an Apple Vision Pro cover for the front of the device, a polishing cloth, a battery, a USB-C charging cable, and a USB-C power adapter.
Apple is proud of the use of Micro-OLED panels.
In addition to confirming the 256GB capacity, Apple states that its Vision Pro has been designed to provide extraordinary computing performance in a portable format. For this purpose, it uses micro-OLED screen technology. This allows a density of 23 million pixels on two screens, each the size of a postage stamp, with wide color and high dynamic range. This technological advancement, combined with customized lenses, allows for great sharpness and clarity. This visual experience is accompanied by advanced Spatial Audio.
Apple also indicates that its Vision Pro includes a high-performance eye-tracking system that uses high-speed cameras and an LED ring to project invisible light patterns onto the user’s eyes for intuitive and responsive input. To help users stay connected with those around them, Apple has designed a new and groundbreaking EyeSight feature. Yes, this feature doesn’t make sense and increases the price of the glasses. Essentially, an external screen on the glasses projects your gaze outward. It’s much cheaper to simply lift the glasses for a moment. All of this is powered by the Apple M2 SoC.
The revolutionary display, advanced audio experiences, high-performance eye-tracking system, and much more are powered by Apple Silicon in a unique dual-chip design. The M2 chip offers powerful standalone performance, while the brand-new R1 chip processes information from 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones to ensure that content appears as if it were truly emerging.
The $3,499 Apple Vision Pro glasses will offer 256GB of internal storage.