Apple made many announcements at WWDC earlier this week, but the product that drew the most attention was undoubtedly the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset. Continue today presentations For app developers, the company stated that the refresh rate of Vision Pro displays is “typically 90 frames per second” and is not constant.
The Vision Pro is known to use Micro-OLED displays with 23 million pixels. This means that each eye has a resolution of more than 4K, which delivers a crystal-clear image without any pixelation. Therefore, journalists who were lucky enough to try the headset speak of impressive sharpness and detail. At the same time, the refresh rate of 90 Hz displays cannot be called outstanding.
In comparison, the base MacBook, iPhone, and iPad have a 60Hz refresh rate, but the Pro versions of these products have a 120Hz refresh rate. The Vision Pro’s 90Hz refresh rate falls somewhere in between. Additionally, a developer session titled “Creating Video Content for Spatial Experiences” explained that 90Hz is not static. According to Apple, the maximum refresh rate of 96 Hz “may be activated automatically” when video content is played at 24 frames per second.
The Apple Vision Pro is slated to launch next year for $3,499. That price makes it unaffordable for most consumers, and analysts are predicting around 200,000 headsets will be sold in 2024.