Apple Vision Pro 2: Don't expect to see it until 2027

Apple Vision Pro likely to receive new AI functions as part of an operating system upgrade
An undated image showing a man using Apples first spatial computer - Apple
An undated image showing a man using Apple's first spatial computer - Apple

Apple Vision Pro was available for sale from February 2024 and while previously the mixed-reality headgear is only accessible in the United States the company now intends to make it available in other regions.

However, the Cupertino-based tech giant's newest product is under development, it appears that a successor is not on the cards.

Citing a source, Gadgets360 reported that Apple does not intend to release the Vision Pro 2 until the end of 2026.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman report, Apple's Vision Pro plans for the next two years does not include releasing another headset to the market. This backs with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction in a February Medium article that the Vision Pro 2 will not be mass-produced before 2027.

Moreover, the tech giant might wait up to three years before considering another augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) product.

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According to Gurman, the organisation has three distinct goals right now among those the primary goal is to expand the market.

China looks to be the first on the list, with Cook having previously announced its introduction there. Other regions may see the headgear introduced in 2025.

However, it appears that the tech giant is retaining a conservative perspective of the units it will be able to sell since orders for the Apple Vision Pro have purportedly been reduced from a "market consensus" of 700,000 to 800,000 units to 400,000 to 450,000 units.

The company also plans to improve the existing operating system for the mixed-reality headset. According to the source, Apple will release the visionOS 2.0 upgrade later this year.

However, the update is not expected to make any dramatic improvements to the device's functionality. It'll be fascinating to see what additional features the corporation adds.

Respectively, the Vision Pro is expected to receive new AI functions as part of an operating system upgrade. The ultimate goal is to build a less expensive headset. The tech giant is planning to focus on releasing a lower-cost version of the Vision Pro before preparing a replacement.

According to the source, Apple is struggling to lower its prices and lacks a specific plan to do this.