Apple has finally launched the Vision Pro, and you can get your hands on the headset from your nearest Apple Store today. The device will give you 2.5 to 3 hours of battery timing, depending on your use. However, similar to the iPhone, the Vision Pro also comes with an always-on battery management system, which will change the performance level of the headset in different situations. According to Apple, the headset can assess the condition of the battery and reduce the performance.
Apple details that Vision Pro performance could be reduced depending on the battery to avoid issues
Apple shares in its latest support document that it has designed a system in visionOS that will detect impacts to lower the performance of the Vision Pro. These instances include lower frame rates, reduced wireless speeds, longer app load times, screen dimming, and lower speaker volume. All these processes will be analyzed by the headset operating on a low battery, has an old or aged battery, or is in a peak power state.
Apple’s mechanisms are designed through software and hardware integration, allowing the Vision Pro to reduce its performance when the battery is not at its peak potential. The company also states that the power needs are consistently monitored to offer longevity and the best blend of performance against the battery. The system will detect hiccups in the system and offer a balanced performance with the lowest impact on the Vision Pro. The company also states that the impacts will be temporary and could remain unnoticed by the user. Check out the company’s full explanation below.
Apple Vision Pro has built-in software and hardware systems that help reduce performance impacts that may be noticed in certain conditions such as a battery with a low state of charge, a high peak power situation, or a chemically aged battery. The system is automatic, always-on, and works to provide the best possible performance. Power needs are dynamically monitored, and performance is managed to address these needs in real time. The system allows Apple Vision Pro to balance and reduce performance impacts as much as possible. The user may or may not notice effects on device, which may be temporary. Depending on the device battery state and the tasks that your Apple Vision Pro is handling, some examples of these effects may include longer app launch times, lower frame rates, reduced wireless data throughput, screen dimming, or lower speaker volume.
Apple was accused of silently throttling the performance of the iPhone back in 2017 as it failed to mention the changes in its release notes. However, the company has detailed that the Vision Pro’s performance could be reduced depending on the battery’s health. We will share more details on the subject, so be sure to stick around.