Apple’s new vision set for Aussie sales

Apple Vision Pro demo. | Newsreel
Australians can pre-order the Apple Vision Pro later this month. | Photo: Apple website

Australians can pre-order the Apple Vision Pro later this month, with the tech giant announcing a wider global release of its new spatial computing interface.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Vision Pro headset blended digital content with the physical world to deliver a powerful spatial experience.

Mr Cook said the product would transform the way people worked, collaborated, connected, relived memories and enjoyed entertainment.

“The enthusiasm for Apple Vision Pro has been extraordinary, and we are thrilled to introduce the magic of spatial computing to more customers around the world,” he said.

Apple this week announced customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom could pre-order Vision Pro on June 28, with availability beginning July 12.

Mr Cook said Apple Vision Pro was powered by visionOS, a operating system that users navigated with their eyes, hands, and voice.

“Users interact with apps by simply looking at them and tapping their fingers together. They can also speak to dictate text, use the virtual keyboard to type, and ask Siri to open and close apps, play media or answer questions.”

He said streaming services were available on Apple Vision Pro, which also supported apps from major sports leagues and brands.

Mr Cook said Apple Vision Pro was designed to deliver phenomenal computer performance in a compact, wearable form.

“The ultra-high-resolution display system uses micro-OLED technology to pack 23 million pixels into two displays, each the size of a postage stamp, delivering more pixels than a 4K TV to each eye.”

Pricing starts at $5295 with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities.