According to reports, Apple is already working on its successor to Vision Pro, codenamed Project Alaska. A number of details about the next-generation headset have emerged, including design changes, hardware components, and a possible launch date.
According to MacRumors, Project Alaska will look similar to its predecessor. It is possible, however, to notice some differences, particularly with the speakers.
While some designs indicate no speaker housing, others suggest speaker-type holes near the top vents. Documentation also mentions an audio accessory, indicating that the next headset may include an external speaker.
Redesigns are also being made to the rear straps. As MacRumors notes, they are “simpler in design and appearance,” similar to flat straps commonly found on backpacks and laptop bags.
Earlier rumors suggested the second-gen Vision Pro would be more affordable because of this design shift.
According to the report, the hardware components include a compass, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and gyroscope. Among the connectivity options are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and ultra-low latency audio.
It will also feature two micro-OLED displays, a TrueDepth camera, four computer vision cameras, two RGB cameras, and two infrared illuminators for low-light conditions.
It is anticipated that the second-generation Vision Pro will enter product validation testing (PVT) in 2025, paving the way for a launch in late 2025 or early 2026. Pricing details are still unknown, but it’s expected to be more affordable than its predecessor.