Apple announces the Apple
, saying its expected new mixed reality headset will arrive early
next year in the US for $3499. This should deliver unprecedented visual quality,
promising more pixels per eye than a 4K TV. Apple says this introduces the era
of spatial computing: "Vision Pro is Apple’s first 3D camera. You can capture
magical spatial photos and spatial videos in 3D, then relive those cherished
moments like never before with immersive Spatial Audio. Your existing library of
photos and videos looks incredible at remarkable scale. And panoramas wrap
around you — making you feel like you’re standing right where you took them."
There's also word on protecting user privacy, a clear shot at headset competitor
and more on visionOS, which will allow you to interact with all your
applications using just gestures and voice:
Built on the foundation of
macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, visionOS enables powerful spatial experiences. Control
Vision Pro with your eyes, hands, and voice — interactions feel intuitive and
magical. Simply look at an element, tap your fingers together to select, and use
the virtual keyboard or dictation to type.
In visionOS, apps can fill the space around you, beyond the boundaries of a
display. They can be moved anywhere, scaled to the perfect size, react to the
lighting in your room, and even cast shadows.