Apple Planning To Make Cheaper Vision Pro Headset

Apple is planning to get a cheaper version of its upcoming Vision Pro headset, reports say, although it will still be very far from cheap. The announcement of the Vision Pro was made by Apple back in June and the brand committed that these headsets are set to be live in early 2024. 

Meanwhile, hearing this exciting news, users were amazed to see the Pro Word that has been added to the upcoming edition of headsets, thinking that this could be the cheaper version and is nearing its launch. However, the brand has announced Vision Pro starting at $3,500 while the newest reports suggest that the cheaper version of the headset will be priced as much as $2,500, and the brand is focusing on keeping the price between $1,500-$2,500. 

Although it will still be significantly more expensive than other boosted reality headsets. For example, the new Meta Quest 3 is priced at $499, and the company has suggested that its low price is one of the most prominent ways in order to compete with Apple.

Moreover, in order to make the upcoming Vision Pro headsets cheaper, Apple is currently focussing on dropping one of its most significant features, the EyeSight from the headsets, which is a screen that shows a virtual version of the person’s eye who is wearing it on the front of the headset. This makes the conversations even more natural and offers a sense of what the person is doing inside.

As the rumors suggest, the cheaper version of the Vision Pro headsets will be packed with a cheaper processor, probably the one from the iPhone, instead of the Mac chip that gives power to the Vision Pro, as there are only a few cameras and a reduced high-quality display.

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In addition, reports say that Apple has put resources towards creating a cheaper version of the headsets. This also means moving the employees away from increased reality glasses, which are considered the ultimate goal of Apple’s work in the headset, also suggested to have proven technically demanding so far.

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