Fans will have to make a store appointment to buy the Apple Vision Pro


Planning to get the Apple Vision Pro when it launches here someday? You better hope it's available through the premium Machines shop or Apple Online store. Because Apple seems to be going for a slow rollout.

According to Bloomberg, the Apple Vision Pro will only be available in selected US markets early next year via store appointments. That means people would have to make an appointment first before they can walk into specific stores to buy the headset.

The company plans to release it in New York and Los Angeles stores first. Subsequently, Apple will roll out the Vision Pro in other countries by the end of 2024. The UK and Canada would be the first countries to get it after the US, followed by Asia and Europe. While it wasn't specified, Apple could maintain the appointment-only strategy for all regions.

It's speculated that this move aims to ensure buyers get the right fit for the headset. Store employees can also help buyers get the correct prescription lens inserts. In addition, buyers could get different accessories from the store, such as headbands for the headset.

From what we can tell, this strategy would slow down sales of the Apple Vision Pro. Of course, Apple does plan to eventually make it purchasable through the online store. But we don't when or if it would even be available in Malaysia.

Would you still buy the Vision Pro if you have to go to a store in Singapore which is more likely to get it? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to TechNave for more news about it.