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Apple warns Vision Pro owners that it could slow down in some situations

Oliver Haslam | Feb 2, 2024 1:15 PM CST

Apple's Vision Pro headset is now available to buy in the United States with prices starting from $3,499 for the 256GB configuration. As part of the launch Apple has started to publish more information about the headset and its capabilities on its website and now it's launched a new support document that goes into details about specific situations when the Vision Pro may limit its performance.

Apple warns Vision Pro owners that it could slow down in some situations

The support document, which was first reported by MacRumors, says that Vision Pro owners could notice performance reduction that will cause apps to run slower, the displays to run at a slower refresh rate, and more. The screens might even dim at times, too.

The report suggests that performance may be reduced in conditions such as when a battery has a low state of charge, is in a high peak power situation, or has become chemically aged. That last one is most likely to start to become an issue for Vision Pro owners in a few years and is unlikely to affect people at launch.

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Here are all the Disney+ 3D Movies you can watch on Vision Pro today

Oliver Haslam | Feb 2, 2024 12:30 PM CST

Apple's Vision Pro is now available to buy with those who placed their preorder early now likely receiving their headsets as of today. Those who placed an order for in-store pickup can also get their hands on their headset on the date they agreed when placing that order, too. And when those people finally slide their headset on for the first time, they can look forward to enjoying more than 600 Vision Pro apps. One of those apps will be the Disney+ app, and Disney has now shared a list of all the 3D movies that they can look forward to watching on their new headset.

Here are all the Disney+ 3D Movies you can watch on Vision Pro today

That list of movies includes some big hitters including various Marvel movies as well as the Avatar movies, Aladdin, Encanto, Finding Nemo, and many more.

Disney says that all of its 3D movies support Dolby Vision, 4K resolution, and HDR while some also support a higher frame rate than the rest as well. In total, there are 42 movies that support 3D streaming on the Vision Pro and we can expect more to be added in the coming weeks and months, too.

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Google wouldn't do it, so this developer built a YouTube app for Apple Vision Pro

Oliver Haslam | Feb 2, 2024 9:45 AM CST

Apple's Vision Pro headset is now officially on sale which means that people across the United States are picking the headset up from an Apple Store or waiting for it to arrive on their doorstep. They'll no doubt also set about downloading all of their favorite apps and enjoying all that they have to offer. But while Apple says that there are more than 600 Vision Pro apps available at launch, there are a couple of notable exceptions including Google's video streaming service, YouTube.

Google wouldn't do it, so this developer built a YouTube app for Apple Vision Pro

The lack of a YouTube app means that fans of the service will have to resort to watching content in Safari using the YouTube website, but while that will work, it's definitely less than ideal. And with visionOS not supporting adding websites to the Home screen accessing YouTube will mean opening Safari and then visiting the website manually. But that isn't something that developer Christian Selig wanted to do - so he created an app of his own.

That app, called Juno, is now available for download from the Vision Pro App Store for $4.99 and it works in much the same way that you might expect. When browsing for content the app will use a modified version of the YouTube website to make it appear more Vision Pro-like and add transparency effects. Watching video creates an automatically-adjusting window that will react to the aspect ratio of the content being viewed, too.

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You can now reserve your Vision Pro demo at an Apple Store online

Oliver Haslam | Feb 2, 2024 9:30 AM CST

Apple's Vision Pro is finally available to buy in the United States after being unveiled in June of last year and up for preorder for the last two weeks. Those who placed an order early will receive their headsets today, with reports suggesting that up to 200,000 Vision Pro headsets have been sold. But for those who don't yet have a Vision Pro on the way or are unsure whether or not to pick one up, Apple is now offering potential buyers a way to take the headset for a spin ahead of time.

You can now reserve your Vision Pro demo at an Apple Store online

Those who want to try Apple's Vision Pro headset out can now do so via an Apple Store with Apple offering people the chance to reserve a spot online via the company's website. That website takes people through the steps to make a reservation including questions surrounding whether or not they wear prescription glasses so as to allow Apple Stores to ensure they have the required ZEISS optical inserts available for the demonstration. Apple is also running a first-come, first-serviced system for Vision Pro try-ons across the United States from today through Sunday. Those days do not include the ability for people to book reservation slots, however.

Apple's Vision Pro is the company's first step into a new product category since the Apple Watch debuted a decade ago and expectations are high. But pricing will not help, with the 256GB entry-level model costing $3,499 at the time of launch. The price also increases when buyers choose to opt for more storage with 512GB and 1TB models also available.

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This Vision Pro unboxing shows exactly how big it is, and what comes inside

Oliver Haslam | Jan 31, 2024 12:32 PM CST

Apple's Vision Pro AR/VR headset is currently available for preorder and it finally goes on sale on Friday, February 2. That means that those who placed their preorder can expect to receive their new headset around that time, and expectations are already starting to reach a fever pitch. Now, a video posted to YouTube has given everyone a good idea of what they should expect when their headset arrives on their doorstep.

This Vision Pro unboxing shows exactly how big it is, and what comes inside

We'd already heard that the Vision Pro box would be a big one and we also knew what it was that Apple shipped inside it, but seeing is most definitely believing and this box is indeed huge. The video, shared by YouTuber MKBHD, shows the headset's unboxing experience and it's clear that buyers will have plenty of fun before they even get as far as putting the Vision Pro onto their heads.

Inside the box, Vision Pro buyers will find the headset itself as well as a Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band. There's also a Light Seal as well as two Light Seal Cushions with one being thicker than the other. A polishing cloth is included as is the battery, a USB-C cable, and a USB-C power adapter. With that all said, it's easy to see why that box is so big now. And that's before we get into the paperwork that comes with the headset to explain how to attach the straps and more.

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This website highlights all the new Apple Vision Pro apps you can download

Oliver Haslam | Jan 31, 2024 8:45 AM CST

Apple's Vision Pro will finally go up for sale on February 2 after being available for preorder for the last couple of weeks. The headset was announced in June of 2023 and early adopters have waited months to be able to get their hands on a rare entry into a brand-new market. It's the first time Apple has done that since the Apple Watch a decade ago, and expectations are high. One of the areas that will surely make or break the Vision Pro is how many apps there are and how good they turn out to be. The App Store is sure to be full of options come February 2, and a new website has been launched in order to highlight those apps.

This website highlights all the new Apple Vision Pro apps you can download

The website, which isn't run by Apple, allows Vision Pro app developers to share the apps that they have created to add them to a growing library of options.

The website, housed at appsforapplevisionpro.com, allows potential Vision Pro owners to view a huge list of apps as well as select those that are in specific categories including Productivity, Business, Finance, Entertainment, and more.

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Apple has reportedly already sold 200,000 units of its upcoming Vision Pro headset

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 30, 2024 7:38 PM CST

Apple has reportedly sold close to 200,000 of its upcoming Vision Pro headsets, according to a source of MacRumors, with the company accepting pre-orders for its Vision Pro headset on January 19, so it's only been available to purchase in the United States for just 10 days now.

Apple has reportedly already sold 200,000 units of its upcoming Vision Pro headset

It was only last week that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that an estimated 160,000 to 180,000 Vision Pro units were sold during Apple's recent pre-order weekend, so sales seem to have slowed down in the last week. Apple's new Vision Pro headsets for launch day home delivery were all snapped up within hours of pre-orders launching, with in-store pickups for the Vision Pro diminished the day after.

We don't have any reviews from the media with the Apple Vision Pro headset just yet, with that coming on Tuesday... we should expect sales to increase once they get a proper look at the headset from the usual big names that get Apple hardware. But what about after that?

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You can't rearrange the $3,499 Vision Pro's apps or hot-swap its batteries, reviewer notes

Oliver Haslam | Jan 30, 2024 12:30 PM CST

Apple's Vision Pro spatial computing headset will finally go on sale at the end of this week with February 2 being the big day. Today saw a number of early reviews published after Apple's embargo dropped and that means that we're starting to learn more and more about a headset that was shrouded in mystery.

You can't rearrange the $3,499 Vision Pro's apps or hot-swap its batteries, reviewer notes

As it turns out, not all of the things that we are learning make for great news for those who have already splashed the $3,499+ required to get a Vision Pro on launch day. However, not all of it is disastrous although some of the tidbits make for strange reading.

At the top of the list of things that we learned is the fact that while the Vision Pro's battery can last up to three hours per charge depending on what you're doing, swapping it out is going to mean having to turn the headset off and then power it back on. That means that there is no hot-swapping available - those whose Vision Pro batteries are running dry will instead have to just plug it in and wait for it to charge before moving away from the AC outlet.

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Here's what to expect from the Vision Pro's battery performance

Oliver Haslam | Jan 30, 2024 11:30 AM CST

Apple's Vision Pro headset finally goes on sale on Friday, February 2 and we can expect big things based on the early reviews and hands-on experiences. The headset has been available for preorder for a couple of weeks now and we're told by some reports that Apple already sold up to 200,000 units. And as more early reviews start to appear online we're learning new things about what those buyers can expect when their headset arrives.

Here's what to expect from the Vision Pro's battery performance

One of those reviews comes via Brian Tong on YouTube in which he takes us through a few of the apps and interactions that Vision Pro owners will be using. We learn that Siri is perhaps the best way to launch apps and that the on-screen keyboard isn't great, but the biggest news for some will be how the battery behaves in terms of how long it lasts per charge and how quickly it charges when required.

Apple says that the Vision Pro's battery lasts for up to two hours per charge and that watching video alone will extend that to 2.5 hours. But it's difficult to know how well that actually works in real life without testing, and that's what Tong did so that we don't have to.

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Zoom is coming to the Vision Pro because there's no escape from work

Oliver Haslam | Jan 29, 2024 12:45 PM CST

Apple's Vision Pro is currently available for preorder and it will finally go on sale on February 2 after initially being unveiled in June of 2023. Expectations are high and while the headset will come with some apps preinstalled, it's the App Store and its apps that will likely make or break the Spatial Computing experience that Apple is trying to create. We now know that there will be one big-name app ready to go, and it could be huge for those who work from home.

Zoom is coming to the Vision Pro because there's no escape from work

That app is of course Zoom, the app that came to prominence in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic when people were experiencing lockdowns around the world. Now, the company has announced that it will launch a Vision Pro app in the visionOS App Store when the headset goes on sale next month.

Zoom's announcement says that Vision Pro users can expect a native experience for meetings that will include "exceptional" audio and video quality. As part of that there will be support for Apple's Persona feature, allowing people's real-life movements and expressions to be represented by a recreation of themselves i calls. Zoom also says that the app will offer an experience that can be scaled to fit the space in which people are at the time, making it appear like they're in the same room as the other people on the call.

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