When will Apple Vision Pro be released in the UK and other countries?

Tim Hardwick

Now that the Apple Vision Pro spatial computing headset is on sale in the US, when will it be available in other countries? Here's what we know.

Apple has officially announced that following the launch of Apple Vision Pro in the US On February 2, 2024, the device will arrive in other countries later this year, although the company has not yet officially revealed which countries and when.

Fortunately, this is not the case. last word on the topic. According to Apple insiders cited by well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the Vision Pro's launch elsewhere in the world “won't really happen much later” than its release in the United States.

According to Gurman, Apple is eyeing the UK and Canada as the first two international markets to receive a mixed reality headset by the end of 2024.

Shortly after this, Apple is said to be considering distributing the Vision Pro in the rest of Europe as well as Asia, with Apple engineers working to localize the device for France, Germany, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.

Recently, code spotted by MacRumors suggests that Apple will soon add 12 new languages ​​to the Vision Pro virtual keyboard. Currently, the device's virtual keyboard only supports US English, which makes sense considering it's only available in the US.

To bring Vision Pro to new countries, Apple needs to add support for additional languages. The code indicates that the following languages ​​will be added:

  • Cantonese, Traditional
  • Chinese, Simplified
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (Japan)
  • English (Singapore)
  • English (UK)
  • French (Canada)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Japanese
  • Korean

These language additions likely hint at the countries where Apple will release the Vision Pro next, including Australia, Canada , China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the UK. Hong Kong and Taiwan are also potential candidates.

An international launch in the first half of 2024?

Separately, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo argues that Apple is likely , will release its Vision Pro headset outside the US ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2024. Kuo bases his prediction on information that suggests Apple plans to share new details about VisionOS – the device's operating system – with developers around the world at an upcoming conference. developer conference.

Kuo explained that Apple's rationale for keeping sales of the Vision Pro initially exclusive to the U.S. is driven by limited supplies, a desire to make sure the sales process runs smoothly before expanding it, and to allow time to modify its software to make it suitable for other countries. Kuo believes that once these issues are resolved, the Vision Pro will go on sale in more countries.

Apple does not plan to partner with third-party resellers to offer the Vision Pro until at least 2025 due to complex logistics, according to Gurman supply chain and training for personnel handling the device and advising customers.

To learn everything we know about ‌Apple Vision Pro‌, check out our dedicated review and be sure to read it regularly. check out for all the Vision Pro and other Apple-related developments wherever you are.

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