Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman’s latest newsletter sheds more light on Apple’s upcoming, cheaper version of the Vision Pro AR/VR headset. According to the New York-based journalist, the EyeSight function is the first feature to be eliminated in order to reduce costs. The EyeSight function requires an external OLED display and data from cameras and sensors in the headset. Therefore, eliminating these features would definitely help Apple reduce the price significantly. The company is aiming for a price of $1,500 to $2,500.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that previous reports suggest that the cheaper Vision Pro will launch sometime in 2025. The hardware upgrade to the existing version will probably be postponed until 2027.
The newsletter also mentions some upcoming Apple products based on the new M3 chipset. These include the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and the iPad Pro-Modelle. Gurman said that Apple has already completed development of all of these devices, but an announcement date is still missing. But the whole thing will definitely not happen in October.
According to rumors, the new iPad Pro will come onto the market with an OLED display, a revised design, a new Magic Keyboard and a faster chip. The MacBook Pros with M3 Pro and M3 Max chipsets are scheduled to appear in spring 2024. This means that mass production of the processors is already underway or close to start. The launch of the M3 MacBook Air, on the other hand, will probably be delayed until at least next summer.