Pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro began last Friday, January 19th. Sales will begin on February 2, but in the meantime, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the mixed reality headset is a huge success and revealed approximate sales volumes.
Kuo estimates current pre-order sales at 160,000 to 180,000 units. Orders are placed by fans of the company and active users. However, there is a downside to the initial surge of interest. Headset delivery dates have moved up and some customers may have to wait longer.
After the start of pre-orders, the delivery time for Vision Pro increased to 5-7 weeks and remained unchanged even after 48 hours. Presumably, demand will decrease once the first customers receive their orders. Kuo notes that the same pattern is observed with the new iPhones.
Kuo adds that Apple will be able to ship 500,000 units of Vision Pro this year without any problems. The company has a massive active user base of 1.2 billion people, so it only takes a tiny portion of them to want to buy a headset for Apple to sell out of stock.
With supply chain partners like Luxshare working overtime to meet demand, there is scope to ramp up production of Vision Pro.