February 26, 2024

Apple has managed to sell over 200,000 units of the Vision Pro headsets. The pre-orders for the Vision Pro commenced on January 19, allowing customers in the United States to purchase the headset for the past 10 days, reports MacRumors.

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According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it was reported on the previous Monday that the pre-order weekend for the Vision Pro device witnessed an estimated sale of 160,000 to 180,000 units. However, it is possible that sales have experienced a slight decline since then.

The demand for Vision Pro headsets on the day of their launch was so high that all the units available for home delivery were sold out within a few hours of pre-orders becoming available. Shortly after, the option for in-store pickup also quickly ran out. Therefore, it is not unexpected that the enthusiasm for the headset has slightly diminished after the initial surge of orders.

Kuo has cautioned about the potential rapid decline in demand for the Vision Pro, primarily due to its limited target market. With a price tag of $3,500, the headset is beyond the reach of a significant number of consumers.

Speculations have indicated that Apple is anticipating a restricted number of sales, owing to both the high cost of the Vision Pro and the challenges associated with its production.

It is anticipated that Apple will manufacture approximately 500,000 Vision Pro headsets, although the actual sales figures are yet to be determined.

China has witnessed an emerging black market for Apple’s highly anticipated Vision Pro mixed reality headset. In this scenario, resellers are capitalizing on the opportunity by selling the device at twice the official price to entice enthusiastic buyers prior to its scheduled release next month.

Numerous sellers are actively endorsing the import of this gadget from the United States to China, guaranteeing customers prompt delivery shortly after the official launch on February 2.

Buyers are required to pay double the official price, as indicated on the Xianyu app, a renowned online marketplace owned by Alibaba Group Holding, in exchange for this expedited access.

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