On January 8, Apple confirmed the Vision Pro's launch date as February 2. The headset can be pre-ordered on Friday, January 19, but only in the US.
The question is whether all storage types come with 16GB of RAM
Those of you who read the tiniest bit of text at the front of the press release will see that Apple wrote that Vision Pro (editor's note: emphasis on us) “will be available from $3,499 (US) with 256GB storage. In other words, it will be possible to purchase models with more storage space. It has now been revealed at Apple's xCode developer platform that the headset will be available with up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM.
The big question is whether the company will do as it did with the iPad Pro and limit it to 16GB of RAM for models with 512GB or perhaps 1TB of storage. To get 16GB of RAM on the iPad Pro M2, you'll have to ditch the 1TB or 2TB models. If Apple chooses to do this with the Vision Pro, the 16GB RAM will cost significantly more than $3,499. We don't know yet how much Apple will charge for more storage, but we sincerely hope 16GB of RAM will be found on all models, including the entry-level model that has 256GB of storage.
As you know, Vision Pro uses an M2 chip:
The leading display, advanced audio experiences, high-performance eye tracking system, and more are powered by Apple silicon in a unique dual-chip design. The M2 chip delivers powerful standalone performance, while the all-new R1 chip processes inputs from 12 cameras, five sensors and six microphones to ensure content appears to be displayed right in front of the user's eyes.
Apple has also integrated well-known security into the iPhone and iPad:
Apple Vision Pro delivers industry-leading privacy and security. Optic ID is a new authentication system that analyzes the user's iris to unlock Vision Pro, autofill passwords, and complete payments with Apple Pay. Where the user looks remains private while navigating in Vision Pro, and eye tracking information is not shared with Apple, third-party apps, or websites. EyeSight also includes a visual indicator that shows others when a user has captured a spatial image or video.
There are already rumors of a Vision model (not least because Apple refers to 'Vision' everywhere) which would be much cheaper, perhaps cutting prices by around 40 percent. The question now is whether Apple will wait to launch the less expensive model, perhaps with the M2, when it is ready to equip the Pro model with the M3.
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