The Vision Pro won’t be out until early next year in the United States; however, Apple released the next beta of visionOS which contains more details on the headset’s display specifications.
Back in WWDC, Apple said that Vision Pro has two displays inside for a total of 23 million pixels. The Vision Pro generally runs at a 90Hz refresh rate for most interactions, but it can also run at a 96Hz refresh rate for videos filmed at 24 frames per second. Now, @M1Astra has extracted some code that reveals that the actual maximum refresh rate is capped at 100Hz to compensate for detected 50Hz flicker from artificial lighting. This is similar to how European video formats use 50 fps to accommodate the light’s refresh rate.
Apple Vision Pro refresh rate revealed according to visionOS beta 4. There seems to be refresh rate modes, 100Hz, 96Hz, and 90Hz. "Adjusted to 100Hz to compensate for detected 50Hz flicker from artifical lighting." "Travel mode requires 90Hz at all times."
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— M1 (@M1Astra) October 4, 2023
With that said, the Vision Pro can switch between 90Hz, 96Hz, and 100Hz modes depending on the scenarios. If the Vision Pro is in “Travel Mode”, then the refresh rate will be capped at 90Hz.
The Vision Pro will start at $3,499 in the United States with a release date in early 2024.