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With the rise of VR headsets like the Meta Quest 3, PlayStation VR2 Headset and Valve Index, Apple decided to throw its hat into the VR ring with their very own headset. Enter the Apple Vision Pro, a new mixed-reality headset that’s positioned as the “ultimate entertainment experience.”
Starting at $3,499, the Apple Vision Pro is available for pre-order on Jan. 19 starting at 5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET at apple.com, Amazon and Walmart with release on Feb. 2.
Available on Feb. 2
Apple Vision Pro
The Apple Vision Pro is designed to pair the virtual world with the physical world through spatial computing and digital content via the tech company’s newest operating system Apple visionOS.
Here’s how it works: Just place the headset over your head on let it rest on your eyes to begin interacting with Apple’s mixed reality format. Instead of using controllers or a stylus, you interact with apps — like Safari, FaceTime, iMessages, iCloud and others — as well as digital content — from Apple Music, Apple TV, Disney+ and more — with your eyes, hands and voice.
If you’re a Disney+ subscriber, you can watch movies — like Avatar: The Way of Water, Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Encanto and many others — in 3D and Dolby Vision with experiences that’s specifically designed for the Apple Vision Pro.
If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up for Disney+ with prices starting at $9.99 for the ad-supported plan. With a subscription, you can have access to hit original programing, such as The Mandalorian, Moon Knight, The Muppets Mayhem, American Born Chinese, Turning Red and more.
Available for pre-order on Jan. 19 at apple.com, Amazon and Walmart, the Apple Vision Pro starts at $3,499 with release on Feb. 2. In the meantime, watch an introduction video from Apple, below.
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