The tech industry has been abuzz with terms like “Metaverse” and “Virtual Reality” for some time now. Numerous companies have been developing VR products to provide access to the virtual world and immerse users in the Metaverse. Notably, Facebook changed its name to Meta and released VR products such as Oculus. Recently, Apple joined the race by launching its own VR headset, the Apple Vision Pro.
1. Apple announced the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, a virtual reality headset.
2. The Apple Vision Pro allows users to interact with digital content as if it were physically present.
3. Users can enjoy extraordinary new experiences with their apps, TV shows, movies, and more.
What is Apple Vision Pro?
The Apple Vision Pro is a virtual reality headset that enables users to interact with digital content as if it were physically present. According to Apple’s press release, this VR headset is a groundbreaking spatial computer that expands the boundaries of traditional displays. It introduces a three-dimensional user interface controlled by the most natural and intuitive inputs—users’ eyes, hands, and voice.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, described the Apple Vision Pro as a new era for computing. Just as the Mac introduced personal computing and the iPhone introduced mobile computing, the Apple Vision Pro introduces spatial computing. Built upon decades of Apple innovation, the Vision Pro is years ahead and offers a revolutionary new input system along with numerous groundbreaking innovations. It unlocks incredible experiences for users and presents exciting opportunities for developers.
Mike Rockwell, Apple’s Vice President of the Technology Development Group, highlighted that creating their first spatial computer involved groundbreaking invention across all aspects of the system. By tightly integrating hardware and software, Apple designed a standalone spatial computer in a compact wearable form factor—the most advanced personal electronics device ever created.
Apple Vision Pro introduces remarkable new experiences that transform the way users interact with their apps, TV shows, movies, and more. Here are some notable features:
1. Infinite canvas for apps at work and at home: With the Apple Vision Pro, users can enhance productivity with infinite screen real estate, access to favorite apps, and new ways to multitask.
2. Engaging entertainment experiences: Featuring two ultra-high-resolution displays, the Apple Vision Pro can transform any space into a personal movie theater with a screen that feels 100 feet wide. Combined with an advanced spatial audio system, users can enjoy immersive movie and TV show experiences.
3. Immersive environments: With a simple twist of the headset, users can control their level of immersion in any environment.
4. Memories come alive: Apple Vision Pro allows users to capture, relive, and immerse themselves in their favorite memories with spatial audio. Every spatial photo and video takes users back to a moment in time, such as a celebration with friends or a special family gathering.
5. FaceTime becomes spatial: With the Apple Vision Pro, FaceTime calls utilize the user’s surroundings, displaying everyone on the call in life-size tiles. Users can engage in shared activities, like watching a movie together.
6. Expanded app experiences: Apple Vision Pro features an all-new app store where users can discover apps and content from developers. It also provides access to hundreds of thousands of familiar iPhone and iPad apps that seamlessly integrate with the new input system.
VisionOS, the operating system for the Apple Vision Pro, introduces a brand new three-dimensional interface that makes digital content appear and feel present in the user’s physical world. The interface can be controlled using a person’s eyes, hands, and voice.
Apple Vision Pro brings extraordinary new experiences to users, transforming the way they interact with apps, TV shows, movies, and more. Imagine browsing through apps simply by looking at them, selecting with a tap of your fingers, scrolling by flicking your wrist, or using your voice to dictate. With Apple Vision Pro, the possibilities are endless.