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Where to buy Apple Vision Pro – some expected retailers

Here are the first few retailers for Apple's newest mixed-reality headset

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on January 31, 2024
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Wondering where to buy Apple Vision Pro? Well, we have compiled a list of expected retailers that we predict will carry Apple’s upcoming VR headset. Apple announced the Apple Vision Pro headset – the tech giant’s latest mixed-reality device – back in June of last year, and it’s been a hot topic ever since. According to the CEO, Tim Cook this new device is “years ahead and unlike anything created before.”

Often likened to ski goggles, this top-notch piece of tech will come with VisionOS, supporting over 100 game titles on an all-new App Store, and native Disney Plus integration. Offering seamless integration not just across your iPhone and Mac, the Vision Pro will blend virtual reality and physical reality in a way that no other interface currently does.

Since its announcement, there’s been broad speculation that the device would launch in early 2024, and just days into the year we’ve gotten an official pre-order and release date from Apple. So, mark your calendars, because the US pre-orders have now officially gone live, with the full US release coming in less than two weeks on February 2nd. Until then, here’s a list of potential retailers that we expect will stock the Apple Vision Pro, aside from the Apple Store itself.

Apple Vision Pro at a glance

SpecificationApple Vision Pro
ProcessorM2 chip, R1 chip
Storage space256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Display resolution4K per eye
Refresh rate90Hz, 96Hz, 100Hz
Display typeMicro-OLED, 23 million pixels
Weight~ 1.1 pounds
LensesCustom catadioptric lenses and ZEISS Optical Inserts
Connectivity and wirelessWi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3
ControllersHand, eye, and face tracking
Audio technologySpatial Audio with dynamic head tracking
Apple Vision Pro specs table

Apple Vision Pro – can you order it early?

Ahead of its February 2nd release date, US customers can now officially pre-order the Apple Vision Pro from the Apple website. In order to do so, you’ll first have to scan your face for headband and seal measurements, which can be done through Face ID with an iPhone or iPad that has the latest iOS. To encourage pre-orders and help cut the initial investment, you can actually purchase your Vision Pro through a 12-month financial plan, paying in monthly installments of $291.58 rather than forking out the $3499 upfront.

Unfortunately, the Vision Pro is still only available to pre-order in the US, and we have no current speculations of when the headset will come to the international market. However, the Vision Pro pre-order page does detail that Apple looks forward to “bringing Apple Vision Pro to more countries later this year”, meaning that perhaps we’ll get the global launch at some point later on in 2024.

Where to buy Apple Vision Pro – US

The Apple Vision Pro will be available in the US at the beginning of February, and pre-orders have now started. Of course, you will be able to bag yourself this shiny new headset from Apple’s online and in-person stores across the country. So, if you’re interested in being one of the first with the device head over to their site and sign up to the mailing list.

Best Buy and Amazon have a history of stocking the latest Apple, as well as accessories from both Apple and third-party accessories. So there’s a good chance you’ll be able to pick up the Apple Vision Pro from them this year.

Where to buy Apple Vision Pro – UK

When the Apple Vision Pro officially launches in the UK we expect Currys to stock the headset alongside Apple. However, Apple is first launching the Vision Pro in its native US, and we’re expecting to see the global launch of the device at some point later this year.

How much will the Apple Vision Pro cost?

As expected, the Apple Vision Pro doesn’t come cheap. This mixed-reality headset starts at $3,499 in the US for the base model, and will be available online and from physical Apple Store locations across the US from the 2nd of February. If you think you’ll need an extra bit of storage, the company is also selling a 512GB Vision Pro for $3,699 and a 1TB model for $3,899.

Alongside the headset itself, this starting price will also get you an Apple Vision Pro cover, both the Solo Knit Band and the Dual Loop Band, and of course a light seal and two light seal cushions for blocking out the light and getting a precise fit. Of course, you’ll also get the USB-C charging cable, external battery pack, and a nifty polishing cloth. However, you’ll also have to be willing to pay a little extra if you’re a wearer of prescription glasses and have vision correction needs. Apple has paired up with Zeiss to provide Zeiss Optical Inserts, which can get you corrective lenses for $129, and readers for $99. All you need is a valid prescription on hand when you pre-order.

How much is the Apple Vision Pro UK?

Apple has not officially announced how much the Apple Vision Pro will cost in the UK. If they directly convert the price, we would expect the mixed-reality headset to come in at around £2,849, but it might end up being slightly more than this. However, this purchase gets you one of Apple’s most high-end offerings, with its 3D cameras, sensors, and chip lineup standing as some of the most advanced the company has to offer.

PC Guide Expert View

Apple has officially entered into the mixed-reality world with a pretty high-quality piece of tech, curating a next-level “spatial computing” experience. Everyday occurrences such as watching movies and TV shows become immersive events, and there’s ‘Spatial FaceTime’ via your personal Persona to look forward to too. While the Vision Pro’s hefty price tag might seem shocking at first, the premium laminated glass and aluminum alloy frame make up Apple’s first new product category since the Apple Watch – it’s a highly desirable product that comes with the price to match.

It will be interesting to see how the Vision Pro fares in real-world scenarios, especially when comparing it to competitor products like the Meta Quest Pro, which boasts a comparable entertainment experience and is priced at $999. Now that we’ve got the Vision Pro’s release date, it won’t be long before we can weigh in on this.

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