Apple has finally shown off its much-anticipated mixed-reality headset, which goes by the name Vision Pro.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, stated that the Apple Vision Pro, which has been in development for a number of years, is a “revolutionary” device that represents Apple’s entry into “spatial computing” on Monday, May 5, 2023, during the keynote presentation at WWDC 2023.
The Apple Vision Pro seems to be a supercharged version of the existing mixed reality technology, incorporating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) modes. This is in reference to the capabilities of the Apple Vision Pro.
Apple Vision Pro referred to it as the world’s most advanced personal electronics device, and during its development, over 5,000 patents were filed in connection with it.
Apple’s specially developed operating system, referred to as VisionOS, is what powers the Apple Vision Pro.
The Apple Vision Pro is compatible with various third-party applications in addition to native Apple applications such as Safari, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Music, and Apple TV.
Apple Vision Pro
It also integrates and syncs with other Apple software, such as iOS and MacOS, as well as the devices that those operating systems are installed on.
Users of the Mac operating system, for instance, are able to take control of their computers from within the Apple Vision Pro.
Apple demonstrated that users can navigate the interface with their eyes, hand motions, and voice commands simultaneously.
Apple has invented a technology that, when used for video conferencing, can recreate a computer-generated resemblance of the user even when they are not wearing their headset.
One of its most notable capabilities of Apple Vision Pro is called EyeSight, and it allows onlookers to view the users’ eyes as they move through the user interface of Apple Vision Pro.
Other people will be able to discern whether the user’s view is completely or partially obstructed by looking at visual cues displayed on the visor of the device. This will let them know whether or not the user can see them.
Apple also highlighted the Apple Vision Pro’s compatibility for spatial video and images, claiming that this makes the experience of viewing this media immersive and similar to that of 3D.
Users are able to see content, but they also have the option to capture images or record movies by using a button located directly over one of the lenses.
This activates Apple’s very first 3D camera, which can record videos and take photographs that have a three-dimensional effect, allowing users to relive memories from a first-person perspective on Apple Vision Pro.
Cost and Obtainability of the Apple Vision Pro
When it is finally released in the United States in the early part of 2024, the Apple Vision Pro will have a price tag of $3,499.
Apple explained the high cost of the product by claiming that it included a premium large-screen TV, high-end camera, powerful computer, and world-class sound system all rolled into one convenient package.
At the time of its release, the Vision Pro will be compatible with hundreds of thousands of iPhone and iPad apps already in existence. The Unity game engine is supported by the Vision Pro in order to bring 3D applications that were developed using Unity to the platform.