Experts have estimated that Apple’s Vision Pro headset has sold between 160,000 and 180,000 units over the weekend.
Apple’s Pro Vision headset went on pre-order on January 19th. The tech firm’s analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the new gadget would sell 60,000 to 80,000 units, but Vision Pro is said to have sold out even more rapidly than he expected after pre-orders opened.
“As predicted, the Vision Pro sold out immediately after the pre-order opened, with shipping times for all models extending to 5–7 weeks within hours,” he wrote.
The AR headset starts at $3,499, more than three times the cost of the priciest headset in Meta’s line of mixed and virtual reality devices.
Ming-Chi Kuo believes it won’t be hard for Apple to hit its target of selling 500,000 units this year.
“However, because demand tapers off quickly after the initial sold-out, it’s critical to closely monitor demand in other markets and application updates to assess changes in demand,” Ming-Chi Kuo’s post, first spotted by Engadget, reads.
Due for launch on February 2nd, the headset will feature 150 3D movies, immersive films and series, streaming services like Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, a “travel mode” feature, Apple TV+, and more.
“With more pixels than a 4K TV for each eye, combined with an advanced Spatial Audio system, Vision Pro enables users to watch new shows and films from top streaming services,” says Apple’s press release.
The headset affords users an interactive experience without the need for remote control, as the eyes, hands, and voice serve as the controls.
However, the headset may not integrate so well into our general life with the absence of familiar apps like Netflix.
The tech giant adds that its new headsets will be available “at all US Apple Store locations and the US Apple Store online.”
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