Apple has revealed its latest product, the Vision Pro, which is considered to be a significant breakthrough. These glasses offer users the ability to experience both virtual and augmented reality.
“The era of spatial computing has arrived,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created. Its revolutionary and magical user interface will redefine how we connect, create, and explore.”
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As the company mentioned, Apple Vision Pro is a customizable system that allows users to adjust the fit to their preferences. With ultra-high-resolution displays, the product provides more pixels than a 4K TV for each eye, making it perfect for watching movies and TV shows. FaceTime on Apple Vision Pro also utilizes the surrounding space to display everyone on a call life-size.
Apple announced that many iPhone and iPad applications will be compatible with this new product without requiring any modifications. The headset also supports Bluetooth-enabled accessories such as the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. The system is powered by an M2 chip, which is further complemented by a new chip called the R1. It starts at $3,499.
So, here are a few key points:
- Supports iPhone and iPad apps.
- Over 600 third-party apps, including enterprise, productivity, and entertainment apps, have been updated.
- Launches with TV and movie experiences in Immersive Video format; and also supports 3D content.
- Optic ID for biometric authentication.
- Supports spatial video and audio for an immersive viewing and listening experience.
Apple Vision Pro’s capabilities can be used by architects for design visualization, client presentations, and collaborative design processes. Augmented reality apps like JigSpace can help create and present 3D models, while spatial video and audio features enhance virtual site visits or project walkthroughs to provide a realistic sense of environment and space.