Apple introduces an entirely new product: The Vision Pro. It looks like a modern pair of diving goggles and allows you to combine image information from reality and the virtual world – the screen looks semi-transparent.
The Vision Pro is operated only by eyes, speech and hand gestures, detected by the many cameras attached to the bottom of the device. The glasses should be a new step towards a virtual world. Anyone who has ever worn VR glasses knows how quickly you are somewhere else. So if you want to escape reality, you can’t get around a device like this.
The Vision Pro is also a 3D camera – so it’s also a device that can be used to create corresponding content.
The work scenarios presented with the Vision Pro are quite optimistic. The computer person who doesn’t rely on a conventional keyboard, no matter what, probably has to be searched for with a magnifying glass. However, the Vision Pro is a fantastic way to replace a TV. It doesn’t stand around in the room, needs less power and can also display 3D content.
It’s a very fascinating step forward technically. Like all Apple products, besides Macs, it should be a great device for most to consume. We are curious to see if Apple will use this to bring the VR glasses to a mass market breakthrough or if it will become a luxury product.
Apple is already working together with Disney on bringing content to the Vision Pro.
The Vision Pro is driven by an M2 and an R1, which coordinates all the cameras and sensors. Of course, the Vision Pro isn’t really transparent, because between your face and the outer glass is all the technology. Instead, the OLED display on the outside represents your face cutout. A similar thing is done for FaceTime: A 3D image of your face creates a persona, which is then sent to the conversation partner instead of a real camera image.
The price is 3500 dollars. In addition, there are the costs for optical inserts, for example, if you are nearsighted and usually wear glasses. Apple plans to deliver the first devices in the U.S. next year, and later in the rest of the world.