Apple retail stores are the best places to experience various Apple devices, and the company will now be using the same space to offer an extensive Vision Pro experience, suggests a report from Bloomberg. According to Mark Gurman’s latest Power On Newsletter, each Vision Pro demo session will include hardware personalisation and will last up to 25 minutes.
As per the report, Apple employees will first customise the headset by choosing the right light seal by scanning the face, a process, that is said to be similar to registering Face ID on your iPhone. Next, the company will use a special apparatus and fit the headset with the right prescription glasses, where, an Apple employee will manually fit the right lenses to the Vision Pro.
This Apple Store has put a new cabinet on its showroom floor related to the Vision Pro quite a bit early. This is for storing items related to the demos. https://t.co/MPsLc1TIca pic.twitter.com/M6DIdeSgE3
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) January 15, 2024
Post the initial prep, Apple will guide customers on how to handle the headset, including how to hold it properly. The demo session is expected to focus on the ability to watch 3D content (Spatial photos and videos), which can be shot on the iPhone 15 Pro series. The session will also include a demo of how Vision Pro can be used as a Mac or an iPad replacement.
Apple is also expected to have designed a second pair of straps, which is more comfortable than the first one and partners like Belkin are also said to launch accessories like battery clip, which lives outside the headset. While this is said to be the experience that one will receive when buying the headset at retail stores, users can also purchase the device directly from the online store, which will not involve any of this. In that case, users might have to scan their face using an iPhone (Face ID) to get the right light seal and one has to even enter the glass prescription (if any) manually.
According to a recent report by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has readied over 80,000 units of the Vision Pro at launch, which will be available across the US. Consequently, the company is also said to be working on a more affordable variant of the Vision Pro and will slowly transition to an AR glass that might look like a regular sunglass, similar to the recently announced XReal Air 2 Ultra AR at CES 2024.