Apple rumored to have cancelled low-cost Apple Vision Pro
Apple is rumored to have cancelled plans to launch a low-cost version of its Apple Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, with respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming on Tuesday that a second-generation version of the wearable isn’t likely to launch until 2027 at the earliest.
After announcing its $3,499 Vision Pro headset earlier this year, it was widely rumored that the iPhone maker was working on a low-cost “Apple Vision” device to launch in 2025. However, Kuo now believes those plans have been squashed, and that only the Pro-version of the new headset will be available for the foreseeable future.
Kuo, who is often accurate thanks to his sources within Apple’s supply chain, didn’t share any reasoning behind why the rumored low-cost Apple Vision Pro headset has seemingly been scrapped, saying “Unless Apple significantly reduces the price of Vision Pro, the anticipated significant shipment growth in Vision Pro shipments starting in 2025 may not materialize.”
In his report, Kuo says he expects Apple to ship between 400,000 and 600,000 units of the Apple Vision Pro headset throughout 2024.
Apple’s new Vision Pro mixed-reality headset blends digital content with the physical world through a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice.
Built on the foundation of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, visionOS is a new operating system that delivers spatial experiences for the Apple Vision Pro headset. visionOS features a new three-dimensional interface that makes digital content look and feel present in a user’s physical world.