Yes, they did it. Apple introduced its VR headset called Apple Vision Pro, and it’s a game-changer. The release turned out to be both as expected from leaks and completely different. Personally, I didn’t believe until the last moment that Cupertino would present this device now when it clearly isn’t fully ready. But the company couldn’t wait any longer. So here it is — ski goggles with a wire like a loop colostomy. If you don’t know what that is, it’s better not to search for it. Anyway, as you wish. And we’re starting.
The new VR headset, Apple Vision Pro, features otherworldly technologies and vision correction and costs as much as two steaks. It’s an Apple mixed reality headset that supports both AR and VR. Photo.
Indeed, Apple Vision Pro is indeed identical to ski goggles. It’s understandable that designing a VR headset with a different form factor would be quite challenging, considering that it essentially functions as a mask. However, in my opinion, the analogy does seem quite apparent.
The Apple designers made an effort to shift the focus away from a conventionally recognizable design, drawing inspiration from elements used in other Apple devices. The accents from Apple Watch, AirPods Max, HomePod, and Mac Pro are incorporated. As a result, it turned out to be somewhat of a Frankenstein, and visually justifying its wearability can be quite challenging. However, aesthetics are not the most important aspect.
Inside, it is an incredibly complex construction. Apple has taken care of the comfort of wearing the Vision Pro and implemented a system for deep customization of the headset to each individual user. The distance between the lens-screens adjusts based on the width of your eye placement, and the elasticity and length of the strap that holds the device on your head can be adjusted by scrolling a special wheel, depending on its size.
In all the press photos, the Vision Pro glasses appear transparent. However, that is not the case. There are too many sensors and modules between the lenses that are in contact with the eyes and the outer glass. Apple designers intentionally placed cameras inside the headset.
They capture the user’s eyes in real-time and then project it onto the external lens, which essentially houses the display. This is done to ensure that those around the user do not perceive the absence of the Vision Pro wearer. They will see what the wearer sees and understand when they are looking at them.