Apple Vision Pro first look

Apple Vision Pro first look

We got a first look at Apple’s new Vision Pro headset at WWDC. It features a separate battery pack and is controlled with eyes, hands, and voice. It will start at $3,499 and launch early next year in the US. #apple #wwdc23 #technology

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52 Responses

  1. Devon says:

    Even if I could afford this, I would still wait for the second gen model. The battery would probably see an improvement and there would be broader app support by then.

    • Sal3600 says:

      Agreed, early adopters will have to fund this for the time being

    • Gerson Gaete says:

      why even care about battery? it has a battery pack, just buy a bigger one or an expansion for it. if you are just gonna use it while sitting on a sofa and not moving around, buy a massive 40 thousand mah with a long enough cable and just leave it on a desk or on the floor. Or buy multiple batteries and switch when they run low.

    • A c says:

      Yeah, But the second gen won’t come out for years… they’re not going to update it after a year like an iPhone. Also, you can use it plugged in, so the battery isn’t as big of a problem. I mean I personally wouldn’t walk around with that thing on my head lol

    • TrapBoiFuse561 says:

      My ppl over in China 🇨🇳 got a mod coming soon 10 hr

    • jPup says:

      That’s basically the point of this, it’s essentially a productized developer kit. They aren’t expecting to sell millions, they just need devs to get their foot in the door so when the tech catches up and they can release a comparable non-pro version for ~1k it will have been ironed out with tons of app support.

      All the leaked production numbers show they’re only trying to make something like 500k units and that development on the non-pro consumer version is already well underway.

  2. Sergio Teixeira says:

    Reminds me of the first apple watch when they even brought a gold apple watch. And they put all kinds of things between hardware and software and they slowly but surely positioned the product as a health and fitness device.

    • j1000a says:

      The gold watch was an irrelevant niche variant. These goggles are $3,500 for the main product. The best comparison here is the Lisa. Wait for the “Mac” headset instead.

    • AceKunSan says:

      @j1000a extremely well put

    • Tatiana ES says:

      @j1000a NOT sure how good the device would be “macified”, meaning Apple Vision without the “Pro”. It all makes sense only with the components this good. This means that Apple will probably only sell Vision Pro in 2024, and then move the device to become Vision model in 2025, while introducing an upgraded device as Vision Pro.

    • Tatiana ES says:

      The main positioning here is a giant high-resolution, HDR and wide gamut stereo/3D screen with truly surround sound. For now, however, if you have $3.6K to buy thing thing, you can already buy a real giant screen and a real surround audio system for $$5-10K. The only advantage of Vision is that it is 3D, but there is not a lot of video content for this. The big change might come when Vision will cost like $600, but by then giant TVs will also become cheaper.

    • Der Birra says:

      It has the „pro“ in the name to justify the price. For years we’re now manipulated to associate pro with expensive but worth the extra charge

  3. Joel Justin says:

    The popularity of Vision Pro mostly relies on third party app development interest. There’s a reason why not many games were ported to Mac OS, and that is the size of target consumers not being big enough for the development to be justifiable. It’s still a new tech, and Apple should really focus on making a lower cost version in the coming years to trigger mass adoption.

    • Major Mononoke says:

      well, this could be pretty useful for people that need to read an ultimate large amount of text like students. But since this people usually dont have that much money, this seems to be an other waste of money for the hippos…

    • Albyx Rourouni says:

      I agree, but I do think that there’s two kind of “people” that will buy this = early adopters/Apple fans, and corporations willing to give mixed reality a go in their offices. Apple really sold its usability in the professional space; this isn’t an amateur’s tool, so it’s not priced like one.

      If we think about other headsets, they’re aimed specifically at gaming and not much else. Honestly, it would be awesome to see Sony expand the usability of its own VR headset, with that said.

    • Hendrik G says:

      They should collab with Sony

    • arturin rabag says:

      Not really, apple can pull it off 50% of the way just like the iPad, right now the biggest interest of it is to expand screens across the MacBook in any place, there is no 3rd party need there.

    • arturin rabag says:

      Not really, most of the people want this to have multiple screens over their MacBook

  4. V M says:

    Microsoft and Nvidia should team up to flesh out a consumer grade hololens

    • Heisenberg says:

      They will definitely come up with a cheaper copy of this but might jut be MS poweredby nvidia

    • Sora Granda says:

      I mean, they have a more mature api, nvidia have the tegra gpu being really good and microsoft have the Qualcomm 8xc gen 4 coming next year (though that is more comparable with an M1 than an M2).

      Either way is difficult… that said, apple solution is overprice, way more than other times XD.

    • Dial 2 says:

      This is basically what Windows Mixed Reality is (and to an extent, OpenXR).
      The libraries are in place, the hardware just needs to catch up.

    • haysoos123 says:

      Nvidia’s lower-power offerings are lackluster. AMD maybe.

    • PS says:

      ⁠@Sora Granda and nividea and microsoft will have a hot VR headset like real heat on your head😢

  5. HastWPer says:

    Few years down, i can imagine this product coming in sunglasses…. Then spectacles… Then lenses and we’ll be able to measure people’s power levels and pick fights

  6. AnchorFAM says:

    I’ll buy the Vision SE for $999

    • Matic says:

      I honestly doubt they will make it. At that point you can just get the oculus

    • Timestatic says:

      @Matic Oculus is mostly focused on games right now and apple has the ecosystem. For content consumption this seems much more enjoyable when it comes to resolution and who knows what we’ll have by then. Also they call themselves meta now

    • PS says:

      @Matic that’s what apple always does. Maybe after 2years to encourage more people buying it…more users more developers will develop for it

    • ERONIC says:

      ​@matic8255 they will, probably not exactly an “SE” but they are planning on releasing more “affordable” variants after the release of the Vision Pro, hence the “PRO” on the end of its name.

    • F L R S H says:

      @Matic But Oculus is not apple , you dont get the software and capability

  7. Kenneth P says:

    I can remember a time paying over $3000 for a top-of-the-line Mac Pro desktop and that was a 1990s dollars.

  8. Matthew Theobald says:

    This is cool tech, and it’s nice to more companies coming into the VR/AR market, but boy oh boy this thing is expensive as hell. I get it’s an early adopter product, but even then it’s steep.

  9. David Pat says:

    I would already prefer to get this over a really expensive monitor.

    • Kamil says:

      First think what it will do to your head and brain. I don’t think it will be healthy to spend so many hours using any VR goggles as you spend working/playing using external monitor.

    • Jack Smith says:

      I d take a monitor

    • Sam Faisal says:

      If you don’t why expensive monitors are expensive, and what they can do, you’re not the target audience of expensive monitors

  10. Justifano says:

    The vision pro 2 is gonna be insane.

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