Well, I’ve given Apple a pile of cash for an Apple Vision Pro.
I did it all through the iOS Apple Store app, and things went pretty smoothly, except for my payment being rejected twice due to my in-store pickup window time suddenly being unavailable. I had to back out of the Apple Pay screen, select a new time, then restart the payment process.
I would have liked that part to have been a little less stressful.
The process was fairly straightforward. The iOS app did two Face ID-like scans,1 then I could select what model I wanted and add any accessories.
There are three SKUs of the Vision Pro:
- 256 GB – $3,499
- 512 GB – $3,699
- 1 TB – $3,899
I went with the base model, and was directed to upload a PDF of my glasses prescription online2 after the order went through. I did not elect to pay $499 for the AppleCare. We’ll see if that comes back to bite me.
On the accessories front, there are a few options worth noting:
- Apple Vision Pro Battery – $199
- Belkin Battery Holder for Apple Vision Pro – $49.95 and a part of your dignity
- Apple Vision Pro Travel Case – $199
I opted for the travel case, as there doesn’t seem to be any storage included in the box. ZEISS Optical Inserts and additional Light Seals, Light Seal Cushions and bands and are also available.
If you are outside of the U.S., Apple has some warnings for you about buying a Vision Pro then using it elsewhere:
Apple Vision Pro is only available for sale in the U.S and is designed for customers in the U.S. to use at home, at work, and while traveling. We look forward to bringing Apple Vision Pro to more countries later this year.
- Apple Vision Pro only supports English (U.S.) for language and typing and English for Siri and Dictation.
- App Store requires an Apple ID with region set to the U.S.
- Purchases on Apple Music and TV app require an Apple ID with region set to the U.S.
- For customers with vision correction needs, ZEISS will only accept vision prescriptions written by U.S. eye care professionals, and will only ship to U.S. locations.
- Customers may not be able to access certain apps, features, or content due to licensing or other restrictions in those countries or regions.
- Apple Support is only available in the U.S.
I’d imagine most people getting these from outside of the United States are all set with an American Apple ID, but it’s worth pointing out.