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Analyst: Apple Vision Pro to launch internationally before WWDC

No, the Apple Vision Pro won’t replace the iPad (or any other Apple device).

In a new Medium post, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple Vision Pro will launch internationally before Apple’s 2024 Worldwide Developer Conference. WWDC is usually held in June. 

“Apple plans to share more development details about visionOS with global developers at WWDC 2024,” he writes. “If Apple can launch Vision Pro in non-U.S. markets before WWDC 2024, it would be beneficial for promoting the global development ecosystem of visionOS.”

Kuo says the reasons why Apple hasn’t released the Vision Pro in non-U.S. markets yet include 1) the limited initial supply of Vision Pro, 2) first ensuring that the sales process in the U.S. market goes smoothly, and 3) the time needed to modify the algorithms to comply with regulations in other countries.

“The sooner the above issues are resolved, the sooner Vision Pro will be available in more countries,” he writes. 

The Apple Vision Pro will be available on Friday, Feb. 2, starting at US$3,499 with 256GB of storage. ZEISS Optical Inserts will be available: $99 for reading lens and $149 for prescription lens.

Pre-orders will be accepted starting on January 19 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Orders are limited to the United States for the time being, and Apple hasn’t provided details on when the headset might be available in other countries.

The Vision Pro comes with a Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band — giving users two options for the fit that works best for them. Apple Vision Pro also includes a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, an Apple Vision Pro Cover for the front of the device, Polishing Cloth, Battery, USB-C Charge Cable, and USB-C Power Adapter.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.