“Critical” Chinese applications will appear in Apple Vision Pro

By Hartley Charlton

Chinese tech giant Tencent has agreed to make some of its most important apps available on Apple's Vision Pro headset ahead of its launch in the country later this year, The Information reports.

Tencent is one of the largest multimedia companies in the world, and its applications and services are widespread in China. It owns Weibo, WeChat, QQ, WeBank, Tencent Pictures and games such as Honor of Kings and PUBG.

Apple TV+ and many other entertainment services such as Disney+ are not available in China. “Without Tencent's contribution, Apple would have faced a greater challenge in marketing the Vision Pro in China,” the report explained, calling the company's move “critical” to the device's success in the country.

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the Vision Pro will go on sale in China this year. It will likely be more expensive in China due to import taxes, and may even be sold under a different name due to a trademark dispute with Huawei.

Apple is also apparently looking for Chinese partners to help him to get ‌Apple TV+‌, Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness+ up and running in the country. Due to government restrictions, the company has not launched any new services in China since iCloud in 2017.

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