Apple to kick off full-scale shipments of Vision Pro

Apple's supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that full-scale launch of Vision Pro is slated for late January or early February
The image shows a guy wearing virtual reality headset. — Unsplash
The image shows a guy wearing virtual reality headset. — Unsplash

Tech giant Apple is going to kick off mass shipments of its mixed-reality headsets (a fusion of AR and VR) in the first week of January 2024.

Meanwhile, the full-scale launch of the gadget is slated for late January or early February, claimed Ming-Chi Kuo, supply chain analyst.

Kuon said that Apple plans to ship “approximately 500,000” Vision Pro devices while eyeing to mark the best possible start of its most important product launch in years, as reported by Digital Trends.

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“Vision Pro will most likely hit the store shelves in late January or early February based on the current mass shipment schedule,” Kuo said.

Kuo’s remarks align with what a reliable Apple analyst Mark Gurman had claimed in a recent report last week, saying that Apple was preparing to start selling the headset “by February.”

However, the company has yet to officially announce the release date for the headset. Apple in June, while unveiling the Vision Pro, had said that the headsets would be on the stores’ shelves in “early 2024.”

Nevertheless, considering the similar speculations by the two leading tipsters, it seems that Apple is most likely going to start selling the gadget within a month, a little earlier than its previously planned date.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, Gurman in his report last week said that Apple was “ramping up production” of the Vision Pro at its production basis in China, “setting the stage for a launch by February.”

As the launch gets closer, the tech giant has also notified software developers, encouraging them to test the compatibility of the new mixed-reality headset on their apps and send their software to Apple for feedback.

While industry experts are evaluating if this remarkable addition to the product offerings by Apple will make it receive global acclaim, it seems that the potential customers might refrain from buying it for $3,499.