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Apple Vision Pro Review Roundup [Video]

Apple Vision Pro Review Roundup [Video]

Posted January 30, 2024 at 3:54pm by iClarified
Early reviews and unboxings of the upcoming Apple Vision Pro have been posted today ahead of the headset's release on February 2.

The Vision Pro headset is available to pre-order in the USA, starting at $3499. You can learn more here:
Apple Vision Pro Now Available to Pre-Order in the U.S.

Here's a look at some of the early reviews and unboxings...

Vision Pro is such a lonely experience, regardless of the weird ghost eyes on the front. You're in there, having experiences all by yourself that no one else can take part in. After using the Vision Pro for a while, I've come to agree with what Tim Cook has been saying for so long: headsets are inherently isolating. That's fine for traditional VR headsets, which have basically turned into single-use game consoles over the past decade, but it's a lot weirder for a primary computing device. I don't want to get work done in the Vision Pro. I get my work done with other people, and I'd rather be out here with them.

These companies know these aren't really the devices we want. They're all working toward building virtual experiences into something that looks more like a pair of regular eyeglasses. Until then, they're just messing with our heads. For now, this face computer is best for seeing Apple's vision of the future. And also scaring the bejeezus out of everyone you know on FaceTime. Sorry, dad.

Tom's Guide
The Vision Pro app situation is clearly still in the early stages with some notable heavy hitters missing at launch. But the AR apps I tried are jaw-droppingly convincing and should hopefully spur more developers to hop on board. So what's not to like about the Vision Pro? The super expensive price is a big one, as it will greatly limit this headset's initial appeal. Some may want to wait for the rumored lower-cost version on the horizon, but there's no timetable for that. I also found the tethered battery to be annoying at times and the Personas while admirable are a bit unnerving to look at. So hopefully they look considerably better after the beta stage. So my bottom line on the Vision Pro is that it's definitely revolutionary, but it's a revolution very much in progress.

Will the Vision Pro be the first step toward modern spatial computing in mixed reality as we know it from now on? Maybe. What really makes Vision Pro seem futuristic isn't the display or the apps, it's the input. Eyes and hands. Other headsets have eye tracking and hand tracking, but none have the combination working as smoothly, subtly and intuitively as Vision Pro.

Marques Brownlee

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