In the WWDC23 developer conference held today, Apple finally announced One More Thing after introducing many new products and new systems. It is the legendary Apple’s first MR Headset device — Vision Pro, which is an epoch-making product that breaks the real and virtual. It will lead mankind into the age of space computing.
In ID, the Vision Pro is designed like a large diving glasses. Thanks to EyeSigh technology, it becomes transparent when someone is near, showing that your eyes don’t interfere with normal communication. To be honest, the Vision Pro looks a lot better than the previous exposure.
The Vision Pro has an aluminum frame, a physical button and a digital swivel button similar to the Apple Watch, and a pure fabric headband that allows manual adjustment.
At its core, the Vision Pro is powered by two chips, the M2 and the R1 processor, which eliminates lag. It has a micro-OLED screen with a combined 23 megapixels — more pixels per eye than a 4K TV — and supports 4K wide-gamut video and HDR rendering.
The R1 chip processes input from 12 cameras, a sensor and 12 microphones to ensure that content is present in real time.
Powered by visionOS, the Vision Pro uses a fully 3D interface to make digital content as real as it is in the user’s physical world. It has a new App Store built in, and users can access hundreds of thousands of iPhone or iPad apps.
Currently, Vision Pro is supported by Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word and Teams.
The Vision Pro is simple to control. Move the cursor with your eyes, pinch and select and scroll with your fingers, or operate by voice. Simply put, when you look at an App, the App will show that you are being looked at and can be opened with a single gesture.
In addition, movies, games, work, voice calls, etc. can be infinitely enlarged, and can interact with iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, iPad.
When watching a movie, the Vision Pro can dim the ambient light, so that any scene can create the best theatrical effect, the second change to a 100-inch screen, can directly watch 3D movies, play games, etc.
What’s more, the Vision Pro has a new built-in space audio system with dual-drive audio pods and ambient space audio, making it immersive to watch movies at home.
For FaceTime with Vision Pro, the video can be rendered in a life-size window, and the spatial audio makes the participant’s voice appear to be coming from where the person is, Apple said.
The Vision Pro is also Apple’s first device to come with a 3D camera, which produces 3D images with spatial audio by pressing headphone buttons.
In terms of privacy, Vision Pro has built-in Optic ID new security authentication system, which can analyze users’ iris and then compare it with registered Optic ID data protected by security partition to unlock Vision Pro.
Apple stressed that Optic ID data for users is completely encrypted, inaccessible to apps, and will not be stored on Apple servers.
In terms of battery life, the Vision Pro is designed for external battery, MagSafe connection, battery life is 2 hours, plugged in state can be used all day.
The Vision Pro, priced at $3,499, will be available in the United States early next year, with more countries to follow.