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Kuo predicts up to 80,000 units of the Vision Pro headset available at launch and will likely sell out

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Jan 2024, 9:14am

Kuo predicts up to 80,000 units of the Vision Pro headset available at launch and will likely sell out

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In case you were too caught up with CES 2024, Apple has announced that pre-orders for its Vision Pro headset will start on 19 January and that it will go on sale on 2 February. This means we are just weeks away.

According to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will likely have up to 80,000 units of the Vision Pro headset available at launch.

He also believes that the headset will sell out at launch. This is despite its high price (US$3,499) and the fact that there's no clearly defined use case for the Vision Pro yet.

He thinks the "groundbreaking technology innovations" and Apple's base of hardcore fans will be enough to exhaust supplies at launch.

However, he is less sure about the long-term outlook of the device, saying that it is unclear if demand will sustain "after the novelty wears off."

Continued demand, he says, will depend largely on how Apple decides to position and market the product and whether any clear use case emerges.

So far, we've only had a short 30-minute go at the device, and while the experience was impressive, lots of questions remain. Will it be comfortable enough to be used for long periods? Can I run all of my favourite Mac apps? Can I really control it with just my eyes and hands?

If the Vision Pro successfully navigates all these hurdles and delights its owners, it could herald a new class of computing devices. In fact, Apple already hinted at this by calling the Vision Pro a "spatial computing" device.

Source: MacRumors

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