On June 5th, Apple announced the launch of its new AR headset, the Apple Vision Pro. This headset will utilize augmented reality to display apps in three-dimensional form in front of the user’s eyes. They will be able to browse anything from the Internet, their photo gallery, and even streaming services through voice or a simple eye or hand movement.
Users feeling lonely and isolated from the real world have been a recent concern regarding VR technologies. However, Apple ensured this will not be the case for the Vision Pro, as the purpose of the headset is to improve the world around you instead of virtually transporting you to an entirely new one. It is for everyday usage regarding work or entertainment, such as watching movies, taking notes, meditating, etc.
The launch of the Apple Vision Pro is believed to begin a new generation of technology that is centered around VR and AR devices. It may even be the first step towards wearable computers in our society.
“Built upon decades of Apple innovation, Vision Pro is years ahead and unlike anything created before — with a revolutionary new input system and thousands of groundbreaking innovations,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “It unlocks incredible experiences for our users and exciting new opportunities for our developers.”
Besides its incredibly expensive price of $3,499, the Vision Pro currently has a few flaws. These include short battery life, unwieldy wires, and glitchy FaceTimes. However, this initial model of the headset is just the beginning, as these issues will likely be fixed through time as the world of technology continues to rapidly advance and change.
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