Apple's Vision Pro carries immense weight, both literally and metaphorically

Apple’s Vision Pro carries immense weight, both literally and metaphorically

Apple Vision Pro Available for Pre-Order

The highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro is now available for pre-order, with delivery expected on February 2. While Apple provided some details about the headset last year, they have recently shared more specific information about the product.

Limited App Support

The Vision Pro will come with only 15 pre-installed apps, primarily from Apple. However, it is surprising to learn that popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify will not be supported. Users will need to find alternative methods to access these services, with the most efficient way being through a browser.

A Heavy Headset

Apple has confirmed that the Vision Pro is quite heavy. It weighs between 1.3 pounds (601 grams) to 1.4 pounds (648.6 grams), depending on the configuration. To put it into perspective, that’s about the same weight as three iPhone 15 Pro Max or a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Popular tech reviewer MKBHD also mentioned on Twitter that the headset is quite heavy. Additionally, there is a separate battery accessory that needs to be connected with a dongle, weighing another 0.77 pounds (353 grams), which is heavier than an iPhone.

Optional Double-Loop Band

To improve the comfort of wearing the Vision Pro, Apple is including an optional double-loop band. However, it remains unclear how effective this band will be in reducing the discomfort caused by the weight of the headset.

Potential Limitations

While the Vision Pro boasts impressive specifications and futuristic features, its practical application may be hindered by its physical demands and limited software support. Only time will tell if Apple can address these concerns and deliver on the immersive VR experience it promises.

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