Apple Vision Pro, set to be released early next year in the United States (U.S.), marks the dawn of a new era in spatial computing.
- This ground-breaking device seamlessly merges the digital and physical realms, empowering users to interact with their surroundings using their eyes, hands, and voice.
- With its innovative features and advanced technology, the Apple Vision Pro opens up a world of possibilities for entertainment, productivity, communication, and more.
- The Apple Vision Pro is set to retail at $3,499 (USD).
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The WWDC23 Apple Keynote was bound to have ‘one more thing’ – in this case, the announcement and reveal of the Apple Vision Pro, the tech giants move into the world of Augmented Reality (AR).
The Apple Vision Pro liberates desktop applications from the confines of screens, allowing users to arrange and scale them anywhere within their physical space through a gorgeous looking visor. Whether browsing the web in Safari, taking notes in the revamped Notes app, or engaging in seamless multitasking, users will be able to effortlessly navigate between apps, enhancing productivity and immersion.
Whilst some were signalling the death of the virtual world and Metaverse, it looks like Apple is ready to kick the doors wide open.
With the Apple Vision Pro, any room can transform into a personal theater. The device offers an unparalleled immersive experience, expanding movies, shows, and games to the perfect size while delivering Spatial Audio for a lifelike audio experience. Boasting more pixels per eye than a 4K TV, the Apple Vision Pro ensures stunning visuals, whether you’re on a long flight or relaxing on your couch at home.
Apple’s first 3D camera, integrated into the Apple Vision Pro, captures magical spatial photos and videos, allowing users to relive their cherished memories like never before. With immersive Spatial Audio, users existing library of photos and videos come to life, offering a remarkable scale and panoramic wrap-around effect that gives the feel as if users are physically present in the moment.
Apple Vision Pro revolutionizes how we’ll connect and collaborate, making meetings more meaningful. With life-sized FaceTime video tiles and the ability to expand as new participants join, Apple Vision Pro allows for seamless communication. Additionally, apps integrated within FaceTime enable real-time collaboration on shared documents, facilitating teamwork and productivity.
Apple Vision Pro looks like a compact, elegant device. The enclosure, featuring three-dimensionally formed laminated glass and an aluminum alloy frame, offers a precise fit while blocking out stray light. The Head Band provides cushioning and adjustability, ensuring comfort during extended use.
Apple’s first spatial operating system, visionOS, underpins the powerful spatial experiences enabled by Apple Vision Pro. Leveraging the foundations of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, visionOS allows for intuitive and magical interactions using your eyes, hands, and voice. Apps can extend beyond the boundaries of displays, reacting to room lighting and even casting shadows, immersing users in a world where digital content seamlessly integrates with their physical environment.
Apple Vision Pro incorporates ground-breaking Apple technology to deliver extraordinary experiences. The custom micro-OLED display system, with 23 million pixels, provides stunning resolution and color reproduction. Spatial Audio, featuring dual-driver audio pods and audio raytracing, creates a personalized sound experience while maintaining awareness of the surroundings. High-performance eye tracking and a sophisticated sensor array enable precise input and real-time 3D mapping, further enhancing user interaction. The unique dual-chip design, featuring the powerful M2 chip and dedicated R1 chip, enables efficient processing of visionOS and real-time camera input.
As with all Apple products, the Apple Vision Pro prioritizes user privacy and data security. Leveraging advanced technologies like Optic ID, an iris-based secure authentication system, Apple Vision Pro ensures that personal information remains protected.
Releasing in the United States in 2024, it is still unclear when the first Apple Vision Pro will land in South Africa.
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