Apple Vision Pro international launch is getting closer as the headset gets ready for shipments

Apple Vision Pro.
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Apple's WWDC 2024 keynote is just a few weeks away, and alongside a big push for AI features, Apple is widely expected to showcase where the Vision Pro is going to launch next. And a new report from Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo shows that the international launch is getting closer as the headset gets ready for shipments.

According to Kuo, the international rollout is set to kick off before mid-June, with shipments getting ready to arrive in the middle of the month. We expect that the grand reveal might just happen at the WWDC keynote on Monday, with availability later that month.

The company's first mixed reality headset remains a US-only product at the time of writing, although reports have suggested that Apple employees have received specialized training for when it launches internationally. 

Vision Pro goes international

The current lineup for the next phase of Vision Pro currently looks as follows:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • UK

Kuo expects the UK, France, Germany, China, Japan, and Singapore will be first in line, with shipments currently being prepared for those locations.

China was one country mentioned as a potential second-wave country, and now it's been confirmed that the country's Quality Certification Center has approved the Apple Vision Pro to go on sale locally. So we can be certain that the headset is coming here. As for the other locations, they're not too surprising given that they're all pretty much in the first wave for any Apple product launch.

At WWDC, Apple is also expected to reveal the next iteration of visionOS, likely visionOS 2. What better way to entice those in other markets to pick up the headset than with a slate of improvements, fixes, and quality-of-life tweaks?

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