Apple made a lot of announcements earlier this week at WWDC, but the product that got the most attention was undoubtedly the Vision Pro mixed reality headset. Today at a presentation for application developers, the company said 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. Thus each eye has access to a resolution of more than 4K, which provides a crystal clear image without a hint of 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 displays 90 Hz can not be called outstanding.
In comparison, the base MacBook, iPhone, and iPad refresh rates are 60Hz, but the Pro versions of each of these products have refresh rates of 120Hz. The Vision Pro’s 90Hz refresh rate is somewhere in between. In addition, in a developer session titled “Creating Video Content for Spatial Experiences,” it was explained that 90Hz is not static. According to Apple, the maximum refresh rate of 96Hz “may be enabled automatically” when playing video content at 24fps.
The Apple Vision Pro is expected to hit the market next year for $3,499. This price puts it out of reach for most consumers, and analysts predict sales of around 200,000 headsets in 2024.
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