Apple has unveiled a brand new product line, the Vision Pro augmented reality glasses, at $3,499. This comes seven years after the company released the Apple Watch and AirPods.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, regularly introduced new products with the slogan “One More Thing” when unveiling the iPhone and iPad. The company’s augmented reality device was first introduced by CEO Tim Cook to enthusiastic acclaim during the WWDC 2023 event on the morning of June 6 in California.
The unique “penetrating” design of Vision Pro means that the user is not completely cut off from their environment.
As Apple CEO Tim Cook puts it, “this is the first Apple product that you will see through, not directly in,” suggesting that the new gadget requires the user to don special glasses and engage in a manner different from simply touching the screen. iPads, MacBooks, etc.
Vision Pro’s outside is made of glass and aluminum, and on the inside you’ll find an M2 chip for all your computer vision and graphics needs, as well as a brand new processor, R1, to manage your images and audio input. Five sensors and twelve cameras are placed around the glass. OLED displays out-pixel even 4K televisions.
Fabric covers the inside of the headband, and its modular construction means it may be sized to accommodate a wide range of skull circumferences. The Vision Pro can be used by anyone with visual impairments who have retrofitted a pair of Zeiss glasses by attaching them with a magnet.
Apple‘s glasses use a replaceable battery connected by a wire, rather than a built-in battery, reducing the weight the wearer must carry about on his head. Battery life is approximately two hours. The gadget is compatible with Macs and works with Bluetooth accessories.
The visionOS operating system is what the glasses run on. The gadget can be operated using hand gestures, eye contact, or voice instructions with Siri, however there is no handheld controller included. A user can scroll or make a selection by swiping their finger across the air.
Vision Pro is advertised as an AR device, yet with a simple turn of a dial on the device’s body, the wearer can enter a fully immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, cutting out all outside stimuli. While in virtual reality mode, the user’s eyes and facial emotions are broadcast to an external screen via the EyeSight feature. The interface will be altered and the user will be notified if the gadget detects an intruder.
Apple Vision Pro release date
The initial market for Vision Pro will be the United States, where it will retail for $ 3,500 in the beginning of 2024.