Unveiling the Apple Vision Pro: A Breakdown of RAM, Storage, and Screens

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Apple Vision Pro exploded view

After half a year of knowing nothing technically about the Apple Vision Pro, Apple has spelled out many of the specs of the unit. Here’s what you need to know.

For Apple’s own reasons, it’s been reticent to detail the Apple Vision Pro. However, when the Apple Store came back up, there was a new technical specs page attached to the order page, and now on the company’s homepage.

Undisclosed at launch, there are three storage capacities. Apple Vision Pro headsets come in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage configurations. At this time, it doesn’t appear that RAM quantities differ like they do in the iPad as storage configurations climb, as the spec sheet claims a universal 16GB of RAM across all units.

Most notably, the “display” has been detailed, although there are still some questions. Apple says that it has 23 million pixels, using micro OLED technology. The display has a 7.5 micron pixel pitch, and covers 92% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Refresh rates are fairly standard for a higher-end VR headset. Apple says that the unit refreshes at 90Hz, 96Hz, and 100Hz, depending on content.

The M2 processor is effectively the current Mac mini M2 processor with an 8-core CPU, and a 10-core GPU.

Other specs are a little hazier. The unit’s main camera has “6.5 stereo megapixels.” There are two high-resolution main cameras, six world-facing tracking cameras, four eye-tracking cameras, the TrueDepth camera system, and LiDAR Scanner.

Other sensors include four inertial measurement units, a flicker sensor, and an ambient light sensor.

Optic ID uses iris-based biometric authentication of the user. It works very similarly to FaceTime in how it secures and verifies the user.

Audio is perhaps the least surprising section. The spec sheet doesn’t get into specific specifications other than it has speakers with Spatial Audio and head tracking. However, it has a six-microphone array with directional beamforming, and the documentation is clear that it requires a H2 to H2 connection for now, just to the refreshed second generation AirPods Pro that shipped with the MagSafe charging case.

Connectivity is provided with Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.3.

As we discussed in our use of the headset over the summer, the unit without the battery weighs up to 650 grams — or 1.4 pounds.

The tech specs also reiterate what comes in the box. The Apple Vision Pro will include the Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band. By adding both, Apple’s giving users the choice of how they want the Apple Vision Pro to fasten to their head.

Smaller items in the box include a Light Seal and two Light Seal Cushions, to minimize external light from leaking in and spoiling the effect for users.

The box will also contain an Apple Vision Pro Cover for the front, an Apple Polishing Cloth, a battery, USB-C Charge Cable, and a USB-C Power Adapter.

Further technical specifics will have to wait for actual use, and teardowns of the unit.

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