Apple: Vision Pro Headset Enables ‘Spatial Computing’

Apple's Vision Pro headset uses spatial computing technology to enhance the user experience.


Apple's Vision Pro Headset

Apple has introduced its latest computing device, the Vision Pro headset, which is now available in stores. The device utilizes augmented reality technology, referred to by Apple as 'spatial computing,' and is worn on the head over the eyes. Apple hopes that the Vision Pro will achieve the same level of popularity as their iconic iPhone.

With a price tag of $3,500, the Vision Pro is considered one of Apple's most expensive products. Industry experts predict that the company may sell 1 million or fewer units during its first year. However, it is worth noting that the iPhone also faced a slow start initially but eventually became a global phenomenon, selling more than 200 million units annually.

Understanding Spatial Computing

Spatial computing is the integration of the physical world and the virtual world of computers. It encompasses the use of augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable devices to understand and interact with the world in new and innovative ways. According to Cathy Hackl, founder of a company specializing in programs for the Vision Pro headset, spatial computing has the potential to revolutionize the way humans and computers collaborate.

The Vision Pro headset comes preloaded with over 600 specially designed apps, including those for television networks, video games, and educational services. However, some concerns have been raised regarding the potential negative impact of the device, such as exacerbating screen addiction and increasing reliance on technology.

Competitors and Future Possibilities

Apple is not the only technology company exploring spatial computing. Google is working on its own video meeting product called Project Starline, which aims to create a lifelike virtual meeting experience. Meanwhile, Meta has been selling the Quest headset for years, although it does not market it as a spatial computing device.

Equipped with high-resolution screens capable of playing three-dimensional video recordings, the Vision Pro headset offers a truly immersive experience. It also features advanced hand and eye tracking technology, aiming to create a seamless integration between the user and the device. However, it remains to be seen how practical it is to wear a headset in various social settings.