Rent Vision Pro for an hour or a day before launch in China

Some enterprising individuals are offering Vision Pro rentals in China to meet demand to try out a product that is currently only available for purchase . in the US.

Only one of these rental outlets reports that it has had more than 10,000 customers since the service launched, just a couple of days after the device first went on sale …

South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports.

Dozens of advertisements for such rental properties in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an in the central province of Shaanxi and Nanjing in the eastern province of Jiangsu could be found on Monday, according to a search by Post […]

Vision Space, a Beijing-based VR startup company has several brick-and-mortar stores where customers can try out the device for 98 yuan ($13.60) per hour. The largest, located at the Hopson One shopping mall in eastern Beijing, has welcomed more than 10,000 customers since February 4, according to company founder and CEO Song Lei.

Price is about $98 . RMB ($13.60) per hour or RMB 1,500 ($208) per day is a hefty price to pay for early access to the device. In the US, Apple offers a free demo session, and customers can buy the headset and then return it for a full refund within 14 days.

For those who rent out devices, this seems like a potentially viable option. get the free version of Vision Pro, with one person saying they're fully booked and expect to recoup the full cost of the device within the first three months.

The only potential snag with this plan. This is Apple's opportunity to release the device in China before people earn enough to pay for it. CEO Tim Cook promised that the Vision Pro would go on sale in China “soon.” One report suggested this would happen in April or May. Even so, rental and resale income should be enough to make this venture profitable.

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