Apple Forays Into Immersive Tech Space With Vision Pro Headset
by: The Beat Asia
June 06, 2023
Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5, chock-full of announcements that range from software updates to brand new machines. But the obvious highlight for this year’s event was Apple’s announcement of the Vision Pro headset, marking the company’s foray into the already crowded immersive technology space.
Priced at US$3,499, the Vision Pro is dubbed “Apple’s first spatial computer,” featuring fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice.
“Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
The machine runs on visionOS, which the tech heavyweight dubs “the world’s first spatial operating system.” The OS allows users to “interact with digital content in a way that feels like it is physically present in their space,” meaning users are no longer restricted by their machine’s display as they can project content into their physical space.
Vision Pro adopts the M2 chipset and the brand-new R1, which can process inputs from 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones, according to Apple.
Vision Pro also boasts an ultra-high-resolution display system with 23 million pixels across two displays, and custom Apple silicon in dual-chip design.
Additionally, Vision Pro features an infinite screen real estate and supports Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
Apple said Vision Pro will be available early next year. To know more about it, click here.
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