Apple unveils Vision Pro headset which mixes virtual worlds with our real world
By: Johnn Jin
Apple released its first mixed-reality spatial computer headset in June. Using your natural senses you can watch on a virtual TV, play on a virtual monitor, and play with virtual objects. It looks like ski goggles, and thanks to the sensors and microphones, you can record what's in the real world. They can send whatever is happening outside your body into a video on the headset. On the goggles, there is eyesight that can help you connect with the real world. They cost 3,500 dollars in the U.S. and 5,000 Australian dollars.
Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about how the virtual could blend so much with the real world at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California. “Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing,” Cook said. “Built upon decades of Apple innovation, Vision Pro is years ahead and unlike anything created before.”
There are other features announced, including tech to reduce eye strain in children. Among other new changes, there is a new name drop that can trade contact information. But most of all, the presentation surprised everyone with an entirely new spatial-computing platform.