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Apple will miss its original aim to launch Apple Vision Pro in January 2024 and is now likely to release the mixed reality headset to consumers in March of next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Writing in his Power On newsletter, Gurman says Apple "still needs to get its distribution plans in shape and conduct further testing." Apple also typically holds its spring event in March, and company will likely use that to promote the headset and preview additional apps.

Apple Vision Pro reportedly has such a complex design that Apple has been forced to make "drastic cuts" to its production forecasts because of difficulties with manufacturing. Apple is expected to make fewer than 400,000 units in 2024, and the headset will initially only launch in the US, only coming to more markets including Canada and the UK towards the end of next year.

Select Apple retail employees in the United States have been sent to Apple's Cupertino headquarters to receive Vision Pro training. Employees selected for training will be responsible for training other team members at their stores.

When the Vision Pro launches, flagship stores will have dedicated Vision Pro hands-on areas, while other stores will have one or two units for customers to try.

Apple last week seeded to developers a sixth beta of visionOS, the software designed to run the headset, and it includes new onboarding videos shown to the user during the setup process, indicating that development work on the headset is nearing completion.

Article Link: Apple Vision Pro Headset Likely to Launch Around March 2024
 
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purplerainpurplerain

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This is a truly exciting time to be alive. I feel like the Internet brought humanity out of the dark ages and the smartphone sealed it with a kiss. Now Internet-phone goggles will be the whipped cream and cherry on top!

The internet has done such amazing things brought humanity out of the dark. There’s absolutely no problems that the internet and smartphones caused. Everything has been amazing. We are an enlightened species now. Yes I can’t wait to be a lonely goggles wearing anti social internet person with VR scars all over my face and messed up hair.
 

krspkbl

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Don't see why you would buy this unless you have the money to burn, have more money than sense, or you want to develop for it.

Most people should just wait for the 2nd gen headset or even the 3rd or 4th. I'll maybe get one when we're on the 4th or 5th gen and they have a "cheap" SE version or something.
 

subjonas

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Don't see why you would buy this unless you have the money to burn, have more money than sense, or you want to develop for it.

Most people should just wait for the 2nd gen headset or even the 3rd or 4th. I'll maybe get one when we're on the 4th or 5th gen and they have a "cheap" SE version or something.
At this price, sure there will be people buying it because they have money to burn, but just like similarly priced Macs I'd imagine the majority would be people for whom it benefits their work in some way, with things like consumption being an added plus.
 

Kissmo1980

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I am sure the experience with it will be amazing once there are enough apps to cater for different areas.

My only concern is the weight of it.
I love and hate my AirPods Max.
Sound is incredible, but my ears burn from heat after 15 minutes and I can’t stand the weight of them.

I don’t know how would I tolerate this expensive device as it comes to weight.
 
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johntherazz

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Compared to the cost of few long-distance flights, the price (even of this first version) seems relatively modest - and since (I presume) one of its major functions will be to make you feel as if you’re in the room with people on the other side of the world, I can definitely imagine a market for it. Video calls have already become ubiquitous for and this feels like the next step. I guess we’ll have to wait for next spring to see if it really does live up to its promise, but I don’t think its potential for magically bringing people from far away together should be underestimated.
 

Steve121178

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Compared to the cost of few long-distance flights, the price (even of this first version) seems relatively modest
Modest? The idea behind the tech is excellent but you can see how Apple have struggled to bring it to market with the weight being the major drawback, the external battery packs etc. Happy to let people Beta test the hardware for a few years before I consider dropping a small fortune on something that is trying to solve problems that do not exist.
 

DelayedGratificationGene

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Modest? The idea behind the tech is excellent but you can see how Apple have struggled to bring it to market with the weight being the major drawback, the external battery packs etc. Happy to let people Beta test the hardware for a few years before I consider dropping a small fortune on something that is trying to solve problems that do not exist.
Think about all the savings with Vision Pro. For example a family of four now spending $3500 for decent seats to a professional sporting event can now just use the Vision Pro and have even better seats for every game! Just one of many life experience examples btw.
 
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8KYUP

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Don't see why you would buy this unless you have the money to burn, have more money than sense, or you want to develop for it.

Most people should just wait for the 2nd gen headset or even the 3rd or 4th. I'll maybe get one when we're on the 4th or 5th gen and they have a "cheap" SE version or something.
It is worth for each feature soloed out, let alone as a whole.

Multiple Displays..anywhere
TV Movies Audio
Productivity
Collaboration
Web
Develop
Creative (Video, Photo, CAD)
Etc.
 

Sorinut

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Don't see why you would buy this unless you have the money to burn, have more money than sense, or you want to develop for it.

Most people should just wait for the 2nd gen headset or even the 3rd or 4th. I'll maybe get one when we're on the 4th or 5th gen and they have a "cheap" SE version or something.

I have money to burn, but I'm just skipping this altogether.

VR is a big lonely anti-social yawn.
 

scheinderrob

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Compared to the cost of few long-distance flights

lol at having to resort to this comparison

It is worth for each feature soloed out, let alone as a whole.

Multiple Displays..anywhere
TV Movies Audio
Productivity
Collaboration
Web
Develop
Creative (Video, Photo, CAD)
Etc.

this just sounds like it was written by an AI
 

Marbles1

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The killer app will be to enable collaborative meetings where you actually feel you're in the room with others, and can see them there. e.g. you're sitting around a desk and you can see their bodies, arms and faces. And not stupid emoji faces or self-designed smiley faces.

That's the kind of thing freelancers would pay for and corporates would pay for alike - as a way to have the cost benefits of remote meetings with the benefits of _presence_.

Individuals / families will pay for this too to keep in touch.

Looks like we're at least 2 or 3 generations away from that.
 

Sorinut

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The killer app will be to enable collaborative meetings where you actually feel you're in the room with others, and can see them there. e.g. you're sitting around a desk and you can see their bodies, arms and faces. And not stupid emoji faces or self-designed smiley faces.

That's the kind of thing freelancers would pay for and corporates would pay for alike - as a way to have the cost benefits of remote meetings with the benefits of _presence_.

Looks like we're at least 2 or 3 generations away from that.

In my online meetings (and I have several every week), about 4/5 of the attendees have their cameras turned off. Most don't want to be virtually present.
 
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