Apple Vision Pro, By the Numbers

At WWDC today, Apple unveiled Vision Pro, it’s first spatial computer.

Apple Vision Pro

There is a lot to unpack with this new device and platform, but here are some numbers to get thing started:

  • Its two displays pack in more than 23 million pixels. Each display is akin to a 4K display.
  • The headset is powered by two Apple silicon chips: the M2 for computing tasks and the new R1 for dealing with real-time sensor data from 12 cameras, five sensors and six microphones.
  • The R1 also streams new images to the displays within 12 milliseconds8 times faster than the blink of an eye.
  • Virtual screens can scale up to 100 feet in width, complete with 3D movies and Apple Immersive Video, that offers 180-degree high-resolution recordings with Spatial Audio.
  • Each audio pod contains two individually amplified drivers.
  • There are two physical input devices on the headset: a digital crown to adjust levels of immersion, and a shutter button to capture spatial photo and video.
  • There are zero physical controls to move around the user interface. Vision Pro is designed to work with the user’s hands, eyes and voice.
  • The screen is a singular piece of three-dimensionally formed and laminated glass.
  • The Light Seal and headband will be available in a range of sizes.
  • On battery, the Apple Vision Pro will run for two hours, but it can also be used plugged in.
  • Apple is touting more than 100 Apple Arcade titles for the new system.
  • Apple boasted that it filed over 5,000 patents in the development of the platform.
  • It will cost $3,499 when it goes on sale early next year in what appears to be just one country, the U.S.