Since Tuesday evening, social media sites have been filled with various reports about the Apple Vision Pro phone. As Index previously reported, the device was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where the Vision Pro was talked about for about an hour — but it passed in an instant. The device introduced so many new features that a one-hour presentation seemed insufficient; At most, only interested parties can determine exactly what the device will be.
Of course, this was helped somewhat by reports of lucky people who were able to try out the device in a so-called sterile environment on demo day, but the real-world benefit wasn't revealed for the Vision Pro until after that. After that, it was no longer possible to hear anything about the headset for several months, until Tim Cook announced at the beginning of January that they would officially start sales on February 2nd, and as of January 19th, the device would be available for pre-order via their online store. website.
In order to attract as many pre-orders as possible, Apple has given several American technology portals and YouTube users the opportunity to test the Vision Pro in recent days, so that they can report on how to use the device. Long story short, everyone was satisfied with the headset, but in less than half an hour, it brought everyone back to reality – not because it was draining or because its performance was illusion-destroying, simply because it was too heavy. We show you what the experts think.
Too big, too heavy, and too uncomfortable
Among the first the edge And that Engadget He published his article about the Vision Pro – for the former newspaper Victoria Song, while for the latter, Dana Wollman was the lucky one who was able to try the headset before publication. Song summarized his experience as follows:
I have to admit that I felt like I was being taken by storm during the entire presentation. Then I felt like a little kid who was on a completely alien planet and was exploring – even though I didn't even get off the couch, I was enjoying it very much. However, towards the end of the presentation, I started to feel like the weight of the headset was slowly bringing me back to reality. I frowned as I placed the Vision Pro over my eyes, and my head quickly started to hurt — but as soon as I removed the headset, it all went away. When I got home, I played the show over and over in my head, knowing what I saw — but not knowing how it would all fit into reality yet.
– Song said. Interestingly, an Engadget journalist had a very similar opinion.
Setup took so long and required a surprising amount of fine-tuning, that I began to worry that I was the only person on Earth whose head didn't fit to wear the Vision Pro. The first problem was that the image wasn't clear enough, which I eventually helped by tightening the headbands – but this made them fit around my nose and made them uncomfortable to wear. In the end, the solution was to replace the sealing pad – there are two straps and two pads in the box – thanks to which the headphone finally felt secure on my head, but after less than half an hour it was still giving me headaches
Woolman saw. Marquis Brownlee, one of the most popular tech YouTubers of our time, supported the journalists' opinion. In addition to drawing attention to the new-age immersion of the Vision Pro, the young man also complained about its weight and, according to him, he still cannot imagine how long he can wear the device.
This is just the beginning
Based on reports – if that's not already the case – it's now clear to everyone that the Apple Vision Pro is just the beginning of the era that Apple refers to as spatial computing. It is worth thinking of the Vision Pro as the first iPhone or the first Apple Watch, from today's point of view, the first member of both product lines already belongs to the category of joke, but everything has to start somewhere.
Over the next two or three years, Apple will definitely be improving the headphones — starting at $3,500, they can only release a “better” model within a year, so the next release will be a long time coming. However, the second version of VisionOS will almost certainly be launched at this year's WWDC, just as new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS arrive every year.