According To A Source, Apple Is Set To Start Shipping Vision Pro In Bulk
December 26, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Tech News
Often dependable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a note on Monday that Apple will start shipping large quantities of its Vision Pro mixed-reality headset “in the first week of January” before introducing it at Apple Stores in late January or early February.
According to Kuo, Apple intends to supply “approximately 500,000” Vision Pro units in an effort to ensure the greatest possible start to the company’s most significant product launch in years.
According to the current mass shipment schedule, Kuo predicted that the Vision Pro would likely hit store shelves in late January or early February. These remarks aligned with a recent report from reputable Apple analyst Mark Gurman, who stated last week that Apple was getting ready to launch the headset “by February.”
Since revealing the Vision Pro in June, Apple has not provided a firm launch date, just stating that it would be available in shops “early 2024.” Following that, rumors began to circulate that Apple will probably launch the mixed-reality headset in March 2024.
However, given that these two prominent tipsters are essentially stating the same thing, it is more probable than not that Apple will release the Vision Pro for sale in around one month—a bit sooner than anticipated.
German reported last week that Apple is now “ramping up production” of the Vision Pro at its factories in China, “setting the stage for a launch by February,” citing sources with knowledge of the situation. He continued by saying that for the past three weeks, the Vision Pro has been manufactured “at full speed at facilities in China.”
The tech behemoth is allegedly urging software developers to test their apps and submit them to Apple for evaluation in order to prepare for the upcoming mixed-reality headset as the launch date draws closer.
Additionally, Apple intends to teach employees of Apple Stores on the proper ways to introduce and display the Vision Pro to prospective clients.
Is the Vision Pro going to be successful? It’s hard to tell for sure, but the steep $3,499 price tag is one thing that could turn off a lot of potential buyers. There are also rumors that Apple is working on a less expensive model, although it could take some time before it is released.