Bloomberg reports expressed concern regarding the sustainability of the add-on lenses that are to be incorporated in Apple Vision Pro.
The much anticipated Apple Vision Pro AR/VR headsets are all set to be rolled out in the US markets early next year. However, this change is being welcomed by challenges, especially with regard to making them in a way so that they are comfortable to be worn by visually impaired users. The current headset is bulky, and uncomfortable to be worn for longer durations.
Bloomsberg’s tech analyst, Gruman, says that Apple is trying to come up with a first-gen Vision Pro mixed-reality headset that will have a slimmer and lighter design and will be easier for users who wear glasses. However, Apple has partnered with Zeiss and is willing to manufacture prescription glasses that can be magnetically attached to the headsets. Such glasses are to be sold in the retail stores separately.
However, this opens up another problem related to supply-chain. Apple dreads that it will start getting recognized as a healthcare provider, and not a tech company. Also, an individual’s prescriptions changing over time can also be a prominent challenge, and make the sharing or resell of headsets difficult.
Apple is considering creating special screens for virtual reality and augmented reality that can fix your vision issues automatically. This means if you wear glasses or can’t see very well, these screens could make the pictures you see on these devices much clearer. This innovation could simplify the use of these devices for people with vision issues and potentially reduce the need to purchase additional accessories. It might pleasantly surprise those who are unaware of their vision problems when they explore these exciting technologies. Apple is actively exploring the legal aspects of this idea.