Apple’s recent unveiling of the Apple Vision Pro is the company’s entry into the world of VR headsets or as it calls it… spatial computing.
While we still have a while to go before the device is ready for purchase, slated for some time in 2024, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple gave fans enough the get excited about.
Cook said of the device, “Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing.”
The device offers a more comfortable and immersive experience for movies, shows, and games.
The Vision Pro will compete head-to-head with industry leader Meta Quest 2 and Sony’s Playstation VR2.
But in addition to VR Gaming, the Vision Pro also allows the user to interact with a floating computer screen, hence the idea of spatial computing.
Like all things Apple, the design promises a thoughtful and well-packaged approach full of top-tier optics and surround sound that will leverage Apple’s superior engineering.
It boasts things like a 3D camera that allows users to capture images and sound and re-live them complete with spatial audio.
The device includes 100 games from Apple’s Arcade Games that will be more interactive in three dimensions.
Users can even make Facebook calls using the headset with participants placed as icons around a virtual room with their voices projected from these icons.
Apple based the operating system on macOS and iOS, calling the new VR system visionOS which recognizes users’ finger movements to control the virtual UI.
While there is still a wait until the Apple Vision Pro is available, the hype is enough for many to predict entry in the VR world will turn some heads.