When Apple originally introduced its first augmented reality headset, the Vision Pro, in June 2023, the firm stated that the gadget will be available "early next year."
According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman (via 9to5Mac), "early next year" could actually mean "sometime around" March 2024.
While March is technically still considered early in the year, it will likely sound a little disappointing to those hoping to purchase the $3,499 headset.
According to Gurman, the Vision Pro was supposed to be released in January, but it is still not ready and is currently undergoing final testing.
The unveiling of the Vision Pro will be substantially different from Apple's regular product announcements. The augmented reality headgear will initially be accessible exclusively in the United States, and will be sold solely at Apple retail locations or online.
Apple apparently wants to establish separate rooms with demo devices in retail outlets where buyers can try out the smartphone before purchasing. Other countries should be able to purchase the Vision Pro by late 2024.
However, there are indicators that development is progressing and that the Vision Pro is nearing completion.
A recent iOS update enabled iPhone 15 users to record spatial films that can only be seen on the Vision Pro, and a recent update to the Vision Pro's own operating system, visionOS, provided us a glimpse into the device's onboarding process.
When the Vision Pro becomes available, it may be difficult to obtain. According to a July Financial Times report, Apple substantially reduced Vision Pro manufacturing predictions due to the product's complexity.