If the regular Vision Pro is too expensive for you, don't worry, because a cheaper version of the Apple Vision Pro is on its way.
Even before they officially introduced the Apple Vision Pro in June, the company was already working on developing a less expensive version. They understand that a $3,499 AR headset is simply too expensive to turn into a mainstream hit.
In this guide, we'll provide you with all the information we currently have about the lower-cost version of the Apple Vision Pro, including its price, release date, and more.
Apple Vision Pro cheaper version - hardware specs
Apple's upcoming cheaper version of the Vision Pro will be powered by an iPhone processor instead of the M2 chip found in the original Vision Pro. The affordable headset will also ditch the external screen present in its standard counterpart.
As reported by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, this version of the Apple Vision Pro will have fewer external cameras and sensors than the regular model. Also, it will employ lower-resolution displays in an effort to reduce its overall cost.
Apple Vision Pro cheaper version - price and release date
The internally discussed cost for the budget-friendly iteration of the Apple Vision Pro falls within the range of $1,500 to $2,500. Even at this range, it may still not be considered "affordable" for the majority of consumers.
Regarding the release date, Mark Gurman suggests that the more affordable version of the Apple Vision Pro is expected to become available "as soon as 2024 or in early 2025." Meanwhile, the OG Apple Vision Pro is on track to launch in early 2024.
News on Apple Vision Pro 2
In addition to the cheaper model, Apple is also actively developing a second-generation version of the Vision Pro headset.
The Apple Vision Pro 2 will be designed to be smaller and lighter, prioritising comfort during wear. Additionally, Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating prescription lenses directly into this device, which would streamline the design.
And that covers everything we know about the cheaper version of the Apple Vision Pro. We will update the article as new information becomes available. While you are here, make sure you check out our Apple Vision Pro vs Meta Quest 3 comparison.