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Basic Apple Vision Pro ships with 256GB of memory, which doesn’t seem like enough for a ‘spatial computer’

According to Frank Gartland, chief product & technology officer at Skillable, the workplace will be an early adopter and driver of the Vision Pro’s success.

The Apple Vision Pro will be available in the US on February 2. Apple says that it will ship with 256GB of memory. That seems likely a paltry amount of memory to ship with the “spatial computer.”

Yesterday I send this email to Apple’s PR folks (but have yet to receive an answer: 

°  The Vision Pro comes with 256GB of memory.  Will memory upgrades be offered?

° Can you offer any guidance on who might need more memory with the Vision Pro?

Chance Miller at 9to5Mac seems to have the same questions. Here are some key points from his article today: 

Some [visionOS] developer kits feature 512GB of storage .… This would seemingly suggest that Vision Pro will be available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB configurations …. Apple’s silence on specific information about Vision Pro storage capacities is perplexing to me.

Vision Pro is a completely new platform. We don’t really have an idea of how much storage things like apps, 3D movies, and Immersive Videos will require. Will the emphasis be on streaming content, similar to Apple TV? In that case, maybe 256GB is enough for most people.

But nobody seems to know for sure, and Apple won’t comment. My guess, however, is most people are going to want more than 256GB – and therefore will need to shell out more than $3,500.

Pricing and availability

The Vision Pro will be available at all U.S. Apple Store locations and the U.S. Apple Store online. Pre-orders will begin on Friday, January 19, at 5 a.m. (Pacific).

It will be available starting atUS$3,499 with 256GB of storage. ZEISS Optical Inserts will be available: $99 for reading lens and $149 for prescription lens.

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.