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Apple Vision Pro Arrives in More Countries, Including Singapore
June 11, 2024 Andrew Cheng

Apple is expanding the availability of the Vision Pro headset beyond the US market. Quite a number of countries are getting the Vision Pro – though Malaysia is not part of it…yet? – including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, UK, Australia, France, and Germany.

Priced at $3,499 (about RM16,520) in the US, the Vision Pro can be controlled with a user’s eyes, hands, and even voice. That means there is no need for a physical controller for the headset, though Bluetooth accessories can be used for more precise controls. Aside from that, there is also a dial on the right side of the headset to switch between augmented reality and virtual reality.

Hardware wise, the Vision Pro features curved MicroOLED panels with 23 million pixels across two displays (one for each eye). This is said to be sharper than, say, a 4K panel. On top of that, AR headset is also powered by Apple’s M2 silicone alongside a new R1 chip for sensor processing. Oh, there’s also a new authentication feature dubbed Optic ID. As its name suggests, it uses your iris to authenticate your identity; very neat.

Pre-orders of the Apple Vision Pro will start on 14 June in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Japan with general availability set for 28 June. Customers in Canada, UK, Australia, France, and Germany, on the other hand, can pre-order the headset from 28 June onwards with availability on 12 July.

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