Apple is reportedly nonetheless engaged on the Imaginative and prescient Professional’s distribution plan and remaining testing. Attributable to this, the mixed-reality headset will launch round March 2024.
It is a couple of months later than the corporate’s preliminary goal of a January launch. On the “Wonderlust” occasion on September 12, Tim Prepare dinner claimed the Imaginative and prescient Professional is “on monitor to ship early subsequent yr.”
Apple nonetheless engaged on finalizing Imaginative and prescient Professional’s distribution plans
Within the newest Energy On e-newsletter version, Mark Gurman claims Apple initially deliberate to launch the Imaginative and prescient Professional in January 2024. However with remaining testing and distribution plans not but finalized, the launch is now pushed again to March 2024. That is additionally the timeframe when the corporate sometimes unveils new merchandise by way of a press launch or a launch occasion.
The Imaginative and prescient Professional was first showcased at WWDC23, giving the world a peak at spatial computing. For the reason that official showcase, the corporate has launched SDK for builders to construct apps for VisionOS. It has even opened Imaginative and prescient Professional developer labs worldwide to assist builders construct and take a look at apps for the upcoming mixed-reality headset.
A earlier report means that shopping for the Imaginative and prescient Professional would require an in-store appointment on the Apple Retailer. This can make the $3,499 headset’s retail launch essentially the most complicated one for Apple but.
Getting your palms on Apple’s $3499 headset received’t be straightforward
The corporate will initially promote the Imaginative and prescient Professional throughout its retail shops within the US. Nonetheless, solely chosen retailers can have designated areas to check out the headset. In different shops, Apple will present one or two demo models for patrons to attempt.
Purportedly, Apple will broaden the Imaginative and prescient Professional’s availability exterior the US to the UK and Canada solely by the top of 2024. The European and Asian launches will observe quickly after. Third-party resellers can seemingly begin promoting the Imaginative and prescient Professional solely in 2025. The restricted launch and availability are additionally because of the headset’s complicated design and manufacturing challenges.