Apple Vision Pro weight confirmed at up to 1.43 pounds — that's a lot more than the Meta Quest 3, and like wearing a 12.9-inch iPad Pro on your head

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Apple Vision Pro weighs between 1.325 and 1.43 pounds, as confirmed by Apple's spec page on the company's website.

We had heard from early hands-on that the Vision Pro would be heavy, but I don't think we expected to hear it's nearly the same weight as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If you've ever owned Apple's largest tablet, you'll know the thing is hefty — now imagine that on your head for a prolonged period of time.

In comparison, the Meta Quest 3 is 1.14 pounds, which isn't that light either but a good chunk less weighty than Apple's new mixed reality headset. Like all wearables, you won't know exactly how it feels until you try one for yourself, but with preorder times slipping and a $3,499 starting price, it might be a while before that happens.

How heavy is too heavy?

Those who have tried any form of VR or AR headset know that the headsets aren't quite made for all-day use. The Vision Pro is likely to be no different, especially considering the 2-hour battery life for general use or 2.5 hours when watching a 2D movie. If the weight is anything to go by, you'll probably be begging to take the headset off as the credits for Napoleon roll around.

Apple Vision Pro is currently available for preorder, with the revolutionary headset arriving at consumer's doors starting on February 2.  Stay tuned to iMore for more Vision Pro coverage in the coming weeks as we get closer to launch day.

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John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.

Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.

John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019. 

John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.