Curated By: Shaurya Sharma
Last Updated: December 11, 2023, 09:17 IST
Cupertino, California, USA
Apple Vision Pro launches in early 2024. (Image: Apple)
Apple is reportedly planning to fly a few people from Apple Stores in the US to its Cupertino headquarters to train them for upcoming launch of the Vision Pro headset.
With Apple all set to release its Vision Pro headset next year, it is reportedly already gearing up to train its Apple store employees to help them understand how to use the Vision Pro, and ultimately sell it, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports.
Per the report, Apple is reportedly planning to fly a few people from Apple Stores in the US to its Cupertino headquarters for training. Once they go back, they will train other Apple Store employees as well. These seminars are getting scheduled right now, with the actual training set to begin in January, next month.
Visiting Apple employees will be trained for a period of two days, and this is said to be an important event for Apple, as it hopes to make the Vision Pro setup process easy for its customers. This is because the headset would need to be customized for every customer, and if it is set up incorrectly, it may not provide the best user experience.
“Every step will be carefully orchestrated, including how retail employees approach a customer and how they place the device on a user’s head,” Bloomberg reports.
In addition, due to the custom nature of it, Apple may push customers to pick up the headset from its official stores, further paying heed to the fact that it is going to be a US exclusive product initially. With that said, the Vision Pro is reportedly on track to release in early 2024, and per Gurman, it may release before March.
Apple Vision Pro: What We Know So Far
Apple is calling the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset a “spatial computer” and a technological breakthrough. And this is why it is going to be priced on the higher end at $3,499, with custom prescription-grade lenses potentially increasing the price further. The headset gets two micro-OLED screens with a total of 23 million pixels, and those are said to reach a peak refresh rate of 100Hz.
Moreover, the Apple Vision Pro is powered by the M2 chipset, which is Apple’s second-generation in-house chip. Apple has also included a new R1 chip for increasing the immersion and making things feel realistic, and “processes input from 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones to ensure that content feels like it is appearing right in front of the user’s eyes, in real time.” The headset also features a “three-dimensional camera,” which facilitates the Apple Vision Pro to let “users capture, relive, and immerse themselves in favorite memories with Spatial Audio.” The headset runs on Apple’s new 3D interface, called VisionOS.