Apple’s Vision Pro headset is a first-timer as a device that has been launched as a Pro, without any entry-level equivalent since the launch of the MacBook Pro in the year 2006. Apple’s Vision Pro has features that make it ideal for remote working.
The Apple Vision Pro headset comes with laminated glass in front. The frame is made of aluminum alloy, with LED illuminators, infrared cameras, microphones, LiDAR scanners, and a couple more sets of cameras facing sideways and downwards. Two speakers are placed close to the ears and are enclosed in a strap that holds the headband and the front closure together. Although the speakers do not go inside the ears, one can still enjoy an immersive listening experience.
Its capabilities make it convenient for users to manipulate documents simply with the help of eye, voice, and hand gestures. It has the ability to drag the 3D content from Messages and drop them. A virtual keyboard could also be used to send messages; however, it cannot perform very ‘pro’ actions like text documentation or image manipulation simply with the help of eyes, hands, and voice; something that can be expected out of ‘pro’ devices.
The Apple Vision Pro has an excellent video calling feature. The FaceTime feature allows the provision for virtual app sharing and an interface that can accommodate a large number of people joining the call. This is excellent for immersive meetings.
The Apple Vision Pro takes you beyond being limited to display. The headset is designed to create giant TV screens or virtual monitors that can be used to play games or watch movies. It also has an excellent feature of enabling a mobile triple-monitor set-up, which makes it ideal for working professionals who need to use the device on the go.
Apple has also demonstrated how software like Teams, Word, and Excel can be run on the headset. These features are extreme and will urge the developers to adapt applications compatible with iPhone and iPad with the new Apple headset. The device uses the same software that is available on iOS and iPad OS.
The Apple Vision Pro is priced at a starting range of $3,499. It is likely to roll out in the US market around early 2024.