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Apple is a big deal in China. Despite competition from four homegrown smartphone vendors, the iPhone comes top with a 17.3 percent market share, with Honor closely behind at 17.1 percent, according to IDC. However, one Apple product not yet officially available in the Middle Kingdom is the Vision Pro mixed reality headset, …

  1. trevorde Silver badge

    I'm sure that even the people running off with them will be returning them in a few days

    1. iron Silver badge

      Probably with a huge crack that appeared out of nowhere down the middle of the front screen.

      A crack that requires an expensive screen replacement to fix and is not covered by warranty or Applecare.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    3 month ROI on rentals

    Hopefully the hype lasts that long. Apple might decide to screw developers with enough restrictions that it becomes a dead product.

  3. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    re: But who wants to work eight hours with 650 grams hanging off their head?

    If you think that is bad then have you tried wearing a crash helmet all day?

    Motorcyclists do that all the time. Not a big deal once you are used to it.

    1. anonymous boring coward Silver badge

      Re: re: But who wants to work eight hours with 650 grams hanging off their head?

      Crash helmets aren’t front heavy. And they give some benefits, such as removing the massive airflow. And you don’t try to type and do other complex things while wearing them.

  4. Lord Elpuss Silver badge

    The snark was strong in this one, Richard. Did the nasty Apple not invite you to one of their events?

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