TechIntroduction to the much-anticipated Apple Vision Pro 2

Introduction to the much-anticipated Apple Vision Pro 2

Apple Vision Pro Goggles
Apple Vision Pro Goggles
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6:34 PM EST, November 12, 2023

Even before its premiere, the forthcoming Apple Vision Pro goggles - a blend of augmented and virtual reality - are generating buzz. This groundbreaking device is set to carve a niche in the "wearable computer" category. Despite the launch of the first iteration of these goggles not yet happening, there's already talk about a successor.

The Apple Vision Pro, slated for global release in 2024, is stirring considerable interest. Despite the hype, it may not be an immediate best-seller, mainly due to its high cost. Also, initial teething issues are anticipated, which is why attention is steadily being drawn towards the second generation of this device.

A closer look at the Apple Vision Pro 2

According to information from MacRumors, the Apple Vision Pro 2 goggles will retain a design similar to their predecessor. Notwithstanding, planned modifications include changes to the configuration of speakers and the head-mounting system, which will shift towards a more straightforward strap design, akin to those found on bags and backpacks.

The major adjustments with the release of the Apple Vision Pro 2 are anticipated to revolve around user comfort. The device aims to be lighter, more compact, and more comfortable than its predecessor. Major changes to connectivity technology and the range of sensors are not expected. Notable features include a gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.

Additionally, references to an 'external sound accessory' found in the device documentation, bearing the number N109 and code-named Project Alaska, hint towards an optional portable speaker that might enhance the user experience of the VR/AR kit.

Minor hardware improvements have also been referenced. There's the possibility of a slightly faster processor, and upgraded energy management is expected to boost battery life.

Anticipated release of the Apple Vision Pro 2

As reported by MacRumors, the release of the new goggles is anticipated either at the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026. This timeline places the launch roughly a year and a half after the premiere of the first-generation device.

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