Apple Vision Pro is Almost Here

Apple Visio Pro User on a black and white background.
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Apple Vision Pro officially released its developer kits today. The AR/VR headset is considered Apple’s very first foray into “spatial computing.” Users will be able to operate digital content in physical spaces through intuitive motion and inputs like voice, hand and eye gestures. No traditional buttons, keyboards or monitors. Users control a 3-D interface. Packed with 23 million pixels, Apple Vision Pro features ultra-high-resolution across two displays. The ultimate goal is to create an immersive experience: redefine a workspace, travel to landscapes without leaving your room, watch photos filled with old memories come alive and “wrap” around you. Even FaceTime calls will be transformed; “Spatial Audio” through Apple Vision Pro enhances call quality so it feels like personal contacts are merged right into your physical space/room. During FaceTime, people are reflected through life-size tile interfaces. And if you happen to be wearing a Vision Pro headset during a call (or for other video chat apps), you will represented through a Persona—a 3D avatar.

“Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing… It unlocks incredible experiences for our users and exciting new opportunities for our developers,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. The mixed-reality headset features visionOS, a “spatial operating system” that some critics believe is just Apple’s marketing lingo for VR tech gear. Apple Vision Pro will cost $3,499 available only in the U.S. first.

Apple Vision Pro Device on a pastel purple background
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Insiders believe the Apple Vision Pro is the starting phase of the tech giant’s goal to make Augmented Reality contact lenses available in the 2030s; introducing the world to the concept of realityOS and “invisible computing” as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo calls it. Though Apple plans on launching the Vision Pro headset in January 2024, developers can register and start experimenting with it right now. One-day Vision Pro lab workshops are being held around the world: Cupertino, London, Shanghai, Munich, Singapore, and Tokyo. More info on the headset will be released this September. Look at the gesture map below to see how the Apple Vision Pro can be navigated. Learn more about its design and functionality here. Will you get it?

Diagram of Apple Vision Pro gestures on purple pastel and light pink background.
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