Apple will start training its retail employees about the Apple Vision Pro in the "first months" of 2024, in preparation for the launch of the mixed-reality headset.
Apple has repeatedly said that the Apple Vision Pro headset will arrive sometime in early 2024, but not exactly when it will become available. It now seems that it may go live later in that period rather than close to the start of the year.
According to Mark Gurman in his "Power On" newsletter for Bloomberg, Apple has sent out a memo to retail employees asking them to apply to take part in a "product training event." That event is believed to be one of educating employees about the Apple Vision Pro and sales procedures for the device.
"Selected team members will travel and participate in an event in Cupertino, California, at some point in the first months of 2024," the note states. "Upon returning to their home store, they'll deliver training and ongoing support to store team members."
The memo adds that this is "a group opportunity for those who have a deep passion for demonstrating Apple products and teaching others." An application and interview process will be performed to select those who will make the trip.
While not directly offering any real timing for the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, the existence of an event to train employees does at least help. The employees need time to train others from their respective stores, which means a launch could happen a few months into the year.
The launch of the Apple Vision Pro will apparently include setting up dedicated hands-on areas in flagship outlets, while other stores will get two demo units each. In-store activities will apparently include the assembly of orders, including embedding selected bands, light seals, and prescription lenses.