The Apple Vision Pro is truly something special. It’s not just a regular product, it’s something amazing. Imagine having a device that can track your eyes and hands, like something out of a science fiction movie. And the 3D video it produces is absolutely mind-blowing. Plus, the augmented reality apps take things to a whole new level of coolness. Excited? Let’s dive into the detailed Apple Vision Pro review.

But, like with any new technology, there are a few issues that need to be ironed out. Sometimes it doesn’t work perfectly, which can be frustrating. And the battery life could definitely be better. It’s a bummer when you’re in the middle of something and your device dies on you.

One thing that’s a bit unsettling is the Digital Persona feature. It’s supposed to make things more secure, but it can feel a little invasive at times. Hopefully, they’ll make some improvements to it in the future.

Overall, though, the Apple Vision Pro is a game-changer. It’s pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible, and I can’t wait to see where they take it next.

We couldn’t believe our eyes as we delved into the world of virtual DJing, manipulating two records with a cross-fade knob and controlling special effects with simple hand gestures in thin air. It was like magic—we just reached out and touched them.

Another mind-blowing moment came when we glanced at our MacBook and effortlessly connected it to a huge display on the wall in front of us. With ease, we arranged the Apple Music app on the left side of our desk and Slack on the right. This is what Apple refers to as spatial computing.

But perhaps the most awe-inspiring experience was when we watched a 3D spatial video featuring our three beloved dogs approaching the camera. The immersion was so intense that it almost brought tears to our eyes. And let’s not forget about the regular 3D movies available on Apple TV+ that surpass anything you’d see in a traditional theater.

Apple Vision Pro Review Cheat Sheet

What is it? The Apple Vision Pro is a spatial computing headset that merges augmented reality experiences with virtual reality.

Who is it for? This device is ideal for individuals who prioritize multitasking, enjoy immersive 3D entertainment, are keen on capturing photos and videos, and for business travelers seeking enhanced productivity on the go.

What does it cost? The starting price for the Apple Vision Pro is $3,499, with additional expenses for increased storage capacity and supplementary accessories.

What can you do with Apple Vision Pro? With the Apple Vision Pro, users can expand the display of their Mac by simply gazing at it, seamlessly utilize and arrange multiple applications within their surroundings, capture and view stunning 3D photos and videos, indulge in immersive 3D movie experiences, explore augmented reality apps, and enjoy gaming sessions.

How long is the battery life? The battery life of the Apple Vision Pro ranges from 2 to 2.5 hours, ensuring ample usage time for various tasks and activities.

Apple Vision Pro Review

This headset boasts incredible eye-tracking precision, but it comes with a hefty price tag starting at $3,499. The base model includes 256GB of storage, while the 512GB version costs $3,699 and the 1TB version is priced at $3,899.

Wearing glasses? ZEISS optical inserts for readers are available for $99, while prescription lenses cost $149. They conveniently attach magnetically to the Vision Pro. Opting for Apple Care+ will set you back an additional $499, providing 2 years of comprehensive repair and damage protection.

As for accessories, there’s a variety to choose from. I highly recommend the $199 travel case, despite its bulkiness, as it offers excellent protection for your Vision Pro during travel or daily commutes. Other accessories include Belkin’s battery holder for $49.

Tech Specifications:

PriceStarting from $3,499
ChipsM2 and R1
Displaymicro-OLED (23 million pixels, 90Hz, 96Hz, 100Hz)
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Camera6.5MP Stereoscopic 3D camera with spatial video and photo captures (18mm, f/2.0)
Sensors2 main cameras, 6 world-facing tracking cameras, 4 eye-tracking cameras, TrueDepth camera, LiDAR scanner, 4 inertial measurement units, flicker sensor, ambient light sensor
AuthenticationOpticID (iris-based)
AudioSpatial audio pods with dynamic head tracking, 6-mic rray
WirelessWi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3
Battery2 hours of general use, 2.5 hours of video playback
Weight21.2 – 22.9 ounces

What’s Inside the Box?

The Apple Vision Pro arrives in a sizable box, containing several essential components. Inside, you’ll find the headset itself, along with the Light Seal designed to fit your face snugly, as well as the Light Seal Cushion. Additionally, both the Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band are included for customizable wearing options.

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Apple vision pro
Apple vision pro
Apple vision pro

Accompanying these items is the Apple Vision Pro battery, which remains connected to the headset at all times for uninterrupted usage. Also included is a second, thicker Light Seal Cushion for added comfort, a polishing cloth for maintenance, and a 30W USB-C power adapter to keep your device charged and ready for use.

Apple Vision Pro Comfortability

The Apple Vision Pro is easily the sleekest headset yet, with a curved glass front panel and a modular design that makes it very customizable to the wearer. But it’s definitely not light. After 30 minutes we felt it weighing on our cheeks.

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apple vision pro

When ordering your Vision Pro, you’ll scan your face (similar to how you’d set up Face ID) to get a Light Seal that’s personalized, which prevents light from leaking into your view.

There are two bands included with the Vision Pro: the Solo Knit Band and the Dual Loop Band. The Solo Knit Band is stretchy, allowing for easy removal and placement of the Vision Pro. Additionally, it features a built-in knob for quick adjustments to tighten or loosen the fit as needed.

Apple Vision Pro

The Dual Loop Band offers increased stability by incorporating a strap that spans across the top of your head and the back. I find this option preferable for longer Vision Pro sessions, as it provides additional support for the somewhat heavy headset.

The Vision Pro weighs between 1.3 to 1.4 pounds, depending on the Light Seal and headband configuration. This weight exceeds that of an 11-inch iPad Pro. For comparison, the Meta Quest 3 weighs 1.1 pounds, while the Meta Quest Pro weighs 1.6 pounds.

Apple Vision Pro
Apple Vision Pro

After wearing the Vision Pro on and off for several hours, we didn’t find it uncomfortable, but we did feel the need to take periodic breaks due to its weight. Additionally, we noticed some light red marks on our cheeks.

On the right side of the Vision Pro, you’ll find the digital crown, which serves multiple functions. It brings up the home screen from any location within the interface. Turning the crown increases the immersion level in the Environment you’re viewing, and it also controls the volume. Meanwhile, the button on the left side of the headset functions as a top button. You can use it for capturing spatial photos and videos, as well as for confirming purchases.

Apple Vision Pro
Apple Vision Pro

We’re quite fond of the modular design of the Vision Pro. The Light Seal and Light Seal Cushion attach magnetically to the device, and swapping between the two band options is a breeze—just pull on the little orange tags. However, we must note that the magnetic connection could be stronger; on a couple of occasions when picking up the Vision Pro, the Light Seal detached. It’s advisable to hold it by the metal and glass frame for added security.

Interface, Hand & Eye Tracking

The Apple Vision Pro feels like a game-changer because of its intuitive operation. There are no controllers to fiddle with—we simply use our eyes to gaze at the item we want to select and then tap our thumb and index finger together to “click.”

During the setup process of the Vision Pro, we quickly adapted to the input method. The calibration process involves following a dot around the screen and selecting it. Afterward, we’re presented with a home screen featuring iOS-like icons that float in front of our surroundings.

Vision OS prioritizes our real-world view as the foundation because Vision Pro aims to integrate digital content into our environment rather than dominate it. The video pass-through is remarkably lifelike, thanks to the dedicated R1 chip that swiftly streams images to the Vision Pro’s microOLED displays within 12 milliseconds—that’s 8 times faster than the blink of an eye.

We had no trouble moving around different rooms or using our iPhone while wearing the Vision Pro, although the frame rate of our iPhone 14 Pro Max was slightly sluggish.

Navigating the home screen view and selecting icons by shifting our gaze is immensely satisfying and effortless. The Vision Pro features downward-facing cameras that track our hand movements in our lap, making it a seamless experience.

The eye tracking is so good that it’s also utilized for authentication via OpticID, which measures your pupils for security purposes. Think of it as Face ID for your eyes. When it functions properly, it works seamlessly, but there were a couple of instances during our testing where it didn’t work as expected. Additionally, there are times when you may need to enter your PIN code via a floating keypad to enable OpticID, which we found to be somewhat inconvenient.

Apple Vision Pro

So, what about gestures? You can effortlessly scroll from left to right and up to down by pinching your fingers together and dragging them in the desired direction. Zooming in on a photo or webpage is as simple as pinching your fingers together with both hands and spreading them apart. It’s reminiscent of Minority Report—very cool.

In case you’re wondering, I tested the Vision Pro in complete darkness, and although you’ll receive a warning stating that your hands won’t be visible, the hand and eye-tracking interface still functions perfectly. So, you can definitely enjoy watching movies in bed.

Apple Vision Pro Spatial Computing & Work

Apple Vision Pro

So, what can you do with the Vision Pro? Well, it’s really good at doing lots of things at once, thanks to its special chip. For example, you can open Safari in the middle of your view, then ask Siri to open Slack on the left, and it’ll pop up. Then, you can open Apple Music on the right for some background music.

Moving apps around is easy. Just touch the bar under an app to move it, and you can make it bigger or smaller by touching and dragging the bottom right corner. To close an app, you can touch the X or ask Siri to close them all. You can also go back to the main screen anytime by holding down the button on the side.

If you look up, you can open the Control Center by tapping on the arrow. From there, you can change settings, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, start recording your screen, and more.

In the Control Center, there’s an option to connect with your Mac, but you can also bring your Mac desktop into the Vision Pro just by looking at it. I saw a Connect button floating above my MacBook Pro 14-inch, pinched my fingers together, and saw my laptop’s screen go blank, popping up on the wall in front of me instead.

You don’t get multiple desktop views, but you do get a crystal clear 4K display that renders text crisply, and you can make that canvas positively huge so it dwarfs most of the best monitors. Your keyboard and mouse still work as they normally would with no delay. You can even use your keyboard in Vision Pro apps if you want. Yes, only Apple could do this, and I could see myself taking the Vision Pro on business trips and using it back at the hotel.

Apple Vision Pro Environments

One of the special things about the Apple Vision Pro is that you can choose from multiple Environments. These are like supercharged 3D desktops. You have several options to pick from, such as Yosemite, Haleakalā, and even the Moon.

We selected Mount Hood and were amazed by how realistic it looked. The sand and rocks beneath our feet were detailed, there was rippling water in front of us, and a towering mountain loomed in the background. You can adjust how immersive the Environment is by turning the digital crown clockwise for more immersion or counterclockwise for less.

Additionally, there are Environments that are specific to certain apps. For example, Apple TV+ has its own cinema Environment where you can watch movies on a giant 100-foot screen. And with Disney+, you can use The Avengers Tower as your backdrop, complete with a collection of Iron Man suits, before starting a show or movie.

Apple Vision Pro Typing and Voice Input

Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro allows you to type on a floating keyboard to enter text, but it’s not very satisfying. Firstly, there’s no tactile feedback, even though you hear clicks as you type. Plus, you can’t type very quickly; it’s more of a peck-peck-peck scenario with one or two hands.

However, I do appreciate that you can enter text with your voice. For instance, if you’re in Safari and you just stare at the microphone icon in the address bar and say “,” it will automatically take you to that website.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that you can easily pair a Bluetooth keyboard to the Apple Vision Pro for easier and faster text input.

Apple Vision Pro 3D Movies, Immersive Video & Audio

The Apple Vision Pro is already proving to be a top-tier entertainment device right from day one, and it’s sure to convert even the staunchest skeptics into believers of 3D movies.

With hundreds of 3D movies available on Apple TV+, I was blown away by how amazing “Man of Steel” looked through the Vision Pro. It felt like Superman was flying right over my shoulder as he took off for the first time.

The more recent “The Super Mario Bros.” movie was even more immersive, with characters practically popping off the screen as Mario zoomed around in his raccoon suit, evading an oversized bomb.

It’s worth noting that the sound from the Apple Vision Pro is surprisingly impressive. There are two audio pods built into the strap, positioned near your ears, delivering rich and balanced Spatial Audio. For instance, I could clearly hear Mario’s voice from the left side of the screen and Princess Peach’s from the right as they spoke.

When listening to SZA’s “Kill Bill” on Apple Music, the audio pods delivered powerful drums and crystal-clear vocals. However, it’s important to mention that sound may leak out from the Vision Pro, so if you prefer privacy, wearing AirPods is recommended. The AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C are particularly suitable as they support lossless audio.

Apple Vision Pro

If you’re craving an even more immersive entertainment experience, there’s Immersive Video—a groundbreaking format that offers a 3D viewing experience through 8K recordings with a 180-degree field of view. For instance, we were utterly captivated when we watched a female highliner attempting to walk a tightrope between two mountains 3,000 feet above the Earth in Norway.

As she narrated her thought process, we found ourselves mesmerized by the breathtaking landscape, the veins in her feet as she bravely traversed the chasm barefoot, and the intensity in her blue eyes. In another Immersive Video featuring Alicia Keys, we felt like we were right there in the studio with her during rehearsals, able to see her backup singers on our right and the instruments and speakers on our left.

Apple has also showcased other examples of how Immersive Video could revolutionize viewing experiences, such as providing a goalie’s perspective during a soccer match. We believe this format has the potential to redefine how we watch sporting events, particularly since Apple has secured broadcasting rights for MLB and MLS games. With Immersive Video, you could essentially position yourself anywhere you want to witness the action.

Apple Vision Pro Photos and Spatial Video

One of the notable features of the Apple Vision Pro involves the creation of spatial photos and videos. Users have the capability to capture 3D stills and videos either through the headset itself or by recording spatial videos using the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (excluding photos).

A spatial video was recorded featuring three dogs within the confines of our sunroom, showcasing a remarkable lifelike portrayal as they gradually approached the camera. Notably, our golden retriever proudly displayed his Christmas stocking chew toy. Optimal results are achieved when subjects are in motion while maintaining a relatively stationary position. The immersive effect was unfortunately compromised when the observer attempted to track the subjects’ movements by turning their head.

To capture a spatial video with the Vision Pro, one utilizes the top button located on the left side of the headset, albeit I must admit, it evokes a sense of geekiness during the process. Rest assured, one is bound to encounter playful jests from both family and friends.

Furthermore, the Vision Pro introduces a novel approach to experiencing panoramic photos, effectively enveloping the viewer within the scene. It simulates the sensation of standing at the epicenter of the frame. As an illustration, a panorama was taken of the Manhattan skyline from the balcony of a Bronx apartment building. The immersive experience transported the observer into the heart of the photograph, from the iconic Coca-Cola truck positioned on the left side of the frame, to the majestic bridge spanning the center, and the towering skyscrapers piercing through the cloudy backdrop.

If one possesses a Vision Pro, it’s likely to spark a newfound enthusiasm for capturing panoramic photos. Moreover, even conventional photographs undergo a transformation when viewed through the lens of the Vision Pro. The experience of scrolling through the gallery becomes an exhilarating journey. We thoroughly enjoyed revisiting images captured during a trip with our son to witness the Buffalo Bills game and marvel at Niagara Falls. The sheer joy reflected in his smile during the game is truly priceless when viewed on such a grand scale.

Apple Vision Pro Apps

Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro boasts compatibility with over a million iPhone and iPad apps upon its launch, which certainly adds to its appeal. However, our focus leaned more towards exploring the native Vision Pro apps. While the current selection may seem modest, with Apple reporting around 600 native Vision Pro apps available thus far, some of the experiences offered are truly astonishing. On the other hand, certain Vision Pro apps come across more as tech demonstrations rather than fully-fledged applications.

Among the most impressive Vision Pro apps we had the opportunity to try is djay, which immerses users in front of a virtual mixer and turntables. Despite being unfamiliar with the setup, we were mesmerized by the lifelike rendering of the equipment and the seamless interaction with buttons, sliders, and needles. Additionally, the incorporation of transparent boxes for creating special effects added an extra layer of excitement to the experience. It’s safe to say, the level of immersion provided by this app is simply mind-blowing.

Apple Vision Pro

SkyGuide is an incredibly immersive application that transports users into a virtual planetarium, regardless of their location. As you gaze up at the night sky, you’re able to discern various constellations and even utilize a laser pointer to sketch in the celestial expanse. This app elicited an enthusiastic “woah” from our teenage son, serving as a testament to its quality and appeal.

Apple Vision Pro

In my exploration of various Vision Pro applications, I encountered some notable ones. One of them, JigSpace, offers the fascinating capability of projecting 3D animations and models directly in front of you. From intricate airplane engines to high-speed Formula One race cars, the app immerses users in a world of realistic visuals, complete with authentic light reflections.

Additionally, Voyager by ForeFlight provides a captivating experience akin to that of an air traffic controller. With real-time 3D visuals depicting planes taking off and landing at different airports, users are afforded a unique perspective on air travel. However, not all apps lived up to expectations; Carrot Weather, for instance, fell short in comparison.

One particularly memorable encounter was with the Encounter Dinosaurs app from Apple. Despite its brevity, the app delivered an exhilarating experience. Picture this: a delicate butterfly alights upon your finger, only for a colossal dinosaur to suddenly loom into view. With an intensity that sends shivers down your spine, the creature appears to leap out of the screen, bringing its massive form within inches of your face. It’s a moment that’s equal parts terrifying and awe-inspiring.

The absence of certain popular apps, like Netflix and YouTube, from the Vision Pro lineup is worth noting. Even iPad-compatible apps are conspicuously absent at present. When pressed about their decision to overlook the Vision Pro, the CEO of Netflix cited ongoing discussions with Apple. However, the current scale of the device renders it somewhat inconsequential in their eyes. This omission raises eyebrows and underscores the challenges faced by emerging technologies.

Nevertheless, amidst these gaps, other developers have risen to the occasion with impressive offerings. Take TikTok, for example—a sleek, uncomplicated app that delivers an immersive experience. With a prominent video player at its core and seamless access to user comments, TikTok provides a platform ripe for exploration. While spatial video support would be a welcome addition, the app’s current iteration is nonetheless a testament to its potential.

Apple Vision Pro Games

As for killer games on the Vision Pro, it seems there aren’t any standout titles. However, there’s a diverse selection of native games that lend themselves well to hand control, along with iPad apps that can be enlarged and played with a controller. One such example is Jetpack Joyride, which boasts intuitive controls—simply pinch your fingers together to activate the jetpack and maneuver the character by tilting your hand.

On a more ambitious note, there’s Synthriders, also available on Meta Quest. This game offers an immersive experience where players interact with colorful floating balls and beams of light, synchronized to the rhythm of the music. Players can also engage in dodging and ducking maneuvers to avoid obstacles. It serves as a prime example of how mixed reality gaming can be executed effectively.

We also delved into What the Golf?, a delightful casual mini-golf game offering. Players have the freedom to position the virtual course anywhere within the room and begin putting. To strike the ball, one simply encircles it with their fingers and pulls back, revealing an arrow that can then be directed using hand gestures. Releasing the ball sets it in motion towards the pin. While there were occasional hiccups in selecting the ball initially, the ability to traverse the course and explore different perspectives without any lag was a highlight.

Furthermore, we explored several iPad games compatible with a connected controller on the Vision Pro, such as SonicDreamTeam. While the gameplay and visuals were fluid, the experience remained predominantly two-dimensional despite being displayed on a large screen. Additionally, the option to play Mac games through the Vision Pro, such as Resident Evil Village, is available provided one possesses a sufficiently powerful MacBook.

From our perspective, there’s a desire for more native Vision Pro games that fully leverage hand control, particularly in genres like fighting games and first-person shooters. For instance, the Meta Quest 3 boasts an impressive sword fighting game titled Broken Edge. In the realm of gaming, Apple seems to lag behind, and there’s ample room for advancement in this regard.

Apple Vision Pro Eyesight and Persona

Apple Vision Pro

Apple endeavors to ensure users remain connected to the outside world while immersed in the Vision Pro experience. To achieve this, they’ve implemented several technologies aimed at maintaining a semblance of connectivity.

One notable advancement is EyeSight, a feature designed to enable others to perceive a digital representation of the wearer’s eyes when attempting to interact. Imagine this scenario: as you engage with content, an observer entering the vicinity may notice a faint glimmer of light emanating from the front display.

However, as they approach and initiate conversation, the digital barrier dissipates, revealing your eyes. Although this effect may appear somewhat uncanny, its efficacy in fostering interaction is undeniable. Nevertheless, it’s imperative to acknowledge that no technological substitute can fully replace the act of momentarily disengaging from the immersive environment.

Apple Vision Pro

The Persona feature, while still in beta, has garnered considerable attention for its departure from Apple’s traditional approach and its resemblance to the metaverse concept. Initially, it felt somewhat unconventional and contrary to Apple’s usual style. However, as we began utilizing it for FaceTime calls, its appeal gradually became more apparent.

The creation of Persona involves the generation of a three-dimensional representation based on the user’s facial features, achieved through scanning with the front cameras of the Vision Pro. Users are carefully instructed through each phase of this process, involving the manipulation of the headset and various facial expressions such as smiling, eyebrow movements, and eye closure.

Subsequently, the Vision Pro swiftly assembles the Persona within a brief span of time, showcasing impressive technical proficiency. However, the outcome often resides within the realm of the Uncanny Valley, evoking associations with characters from popular video game franchises like Madden or NBA 2K. While bearing a resemblance to the individual, the Persona falls short of capturing their true essence.

Furthermore, despite any reservations regarding vanity, some users may find that the Vision Pro accentuates certain facial features, such as wrinkles on the forehead. Indeed, feedback from others may suggest that the Persona resembles the effect of an aging filter. Nonetheless, there’s solace in the knowledge that users have the option to re-capture their Persona if dissatisfaction arises. Additionally, users can refine their Persona by adjusting parameters such as skin tone and brightness, along with selecting from a variety of Portrait-like effects. The Contour effect, for instance, is particularly flattering.

Apple Vision Pro

In the realm of customization, users have the option to enhance their Persona with digital eyewear, albeit with limited scope. Unfortunately, avenues for incorporating items such as jewelry or alternative attire remain unexplored. There exists a collective yearning for an expanded array of customization choices. Furthermore, there is a willingness to entertain a prolonged processing period by Apple, coupled with the potential integration of user-permitted selfie scans to optimize results.

In the latest iteration, visionOS 1.1, Apple introduces enhancements to refine the Persona’s appearance, with the aim of achieving a closer semblance to the individual.

During video calls, users have the capability to share their Vision Pro perspective as well as any active applications, facilitating seamless collaboration. This feature merits commendation as a noteworthy aspect of Apple’s endeavors.

Apple Vision Pro Performance

Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro encompasses substantial power, leveraging the prowess of its M2 chip for overall performance and the R1 chip for processing inputs from various sources such as the camera, sensors, and microphones. In totality, our experience with the Vision Pro revealed commendable responsiveness and fluidity across diverse activities, from multitasking with multiple apps to indulging in immersive 3D movies and intense gaming sessions. Notably, the Vision Pro maintained a cool temperature throughout usage, adding to its appeal.

However, our encounter with the Vision Pro was not devoid of challenges. On occasion, we encountered glitches, such as the headset’s reluctance to launch the Photos app despite our repeated attempts. Fortunately, a simple remedy of removing and reapplying the headset resolved the issue.

Additionally, there were instances where Siri exhibited inconsistencies in app accessibility, with certain applications like Slack and Apple Music failing to respond to commands while others functioned smoothly. Though intermittent in nature, such occurrences proved to be mildly vexing. Moreover, during another session, we encountered difficulty in utilizing the OpticID to sign in, although we appreciate the headset’s guidance in adjusting its position for optimal alignment.

Apple Vision Pro Battery Life

Apple Vision Pro

The aluminum battery accompanying the Vision Pro necessitates constant proximity for headset usage, presenting a notable inconvenience. Thus, one must carry it either in a pocket while standing or beside oneself while seated. Weighing at 12.4 ounces, it surpasses the weight of an iPhone 15 Pro Max (7.8 ounces), adding a substantial load. Furthermore, despite the cord’s adequate length under normal circumstances, intense immersion in activities like gaming may pose the risk of inadvertent dislodging, potentially causing the battery to fall from surfaces like tables or couches onto the floor.

Additionally, the occasional tangling of the cord connecting to the battery is a detracting factor. On several occasions, the need to disconnect the cable arose to rectify tangling issues and restore its straightened state.

Apple Vision Pro

Concerning endurance, the Vision Pro boasts a battery life of 2 hours during regular use and 2.5 hours for video playback. Through rigorous testing spanning over 2 hours with intermittent usage, the Vision Pro exhibited a decrease to approximately 60% capacity, further declining to 40% after an additional couple of hours.

For prolonged usage, users have the option to connect the battery directly using the provided USB-C power adapter. Unlike competing mixed reality headsets such as the Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro, which integrate batteries within the headset for added convenience, the Vision Pro’s approach prioritizes power and performance over sheer portability.

Apple Vision Pro Verdict

Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro may initially appear exorbitant due to its price tag, which stands at a staggering $3,500. Despite my inability to afford such a luxury, after extensive wear and comprehensive testing of its functionalities, I contend that it represents the epitome of innovation in Apple’s product lineup since the inception of the original iPhone.

The sheer magnitude of creativity showcased in this device is remarkable, evident in its razor-sharp microOLED displays, lifelike video pass-through capability, and the remarkably intuitive interface that adeptly tracks eye and hand movements. The spatial computing experience, particularly when paired with a Mac, elevates multitasking to unprecedented heights.

Entertainment-wise, the unparalleled 3D video experience offered by the Vision Pro is unparalleled, with Immersive Video presenting significant potential to revolutionize the viewing experience across various domains, from concerts to sporting events. Furthermore, the inclusion of dynamic spatial videos and photos enhances memories into hyper-realistic experiences.

Although the Vision Pro’s app ecosystem is still nascent, lacking some prominent applications at launch, the augmented reality apps I experimented with left me awe-struck, potentially enticing more developers to join the fray.

However, several drawbacks mar the otherwise stellar performance of the Vision Pro. Chief among them is the exorbitant price, which undoubtedly restricts its accessibility. While some may opt to await the purported lower-cost iteration, no definitive timeline exists for its release. Additionally, the tethered battery can prove cumbersome, and the Personas, though commendable, may evoke disquietude. Hence, it is my hope that they undergo significant improvements post-beta.

In summary, the Vision Pro undeniably represents a paradigm shift in technology, yet it remains a work in progress, with ample room for refinement and advancement. Also, if you’re interested in gaming or buying phones then you can check out our best picks of the gaming laptops & cheap phones.

Frequently Ask Questions

Q. How does Apple Vision Pro work if you wear glasses?
Apple Vision Pro supports a wide range of vision needs. Certain prescription needs and conditions might impact the viewing experience. If you require vision correction, you must either wear contact lenses or purchase compatible ZEISS Optical Inserts, as eyeglasses are not compatible with the device.
Q. Can I use Apple Vision Pro with one eye?
If navigation with both of your eyes isn’t an option, you can adjust your settings to use one eye only. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Eye Input. Choose Both Eyes, Left Eye Only, or Right Eye Only.
Q. Can you wear headphones with Apple Vision Pro?
You can connect Bluetooth® accessories like headphones, game controllers, keyboards, and more to your Apple Vision Pro.
Q. What does Apple Vision Pro do to your eyes?
In order to achieve the stereoscopic effect for the 3D image of a person’s eyes, Apple equipped the Vision Pro with a lenticular lens on top of the OLED display, that is designed to show different images from various angles.
Q. Do you need to wear glasses with Apple Vision Pro?
Make sure that you’re only using supported visual aids or accessories. You can’t wear Apple Vision Pro while wearing eyeglasses. If you need vision correction, you can purchase ZEISS Optical Inserts. Third-party lens solutions for Apple Vision Pro aren’t supported, and might impact your experience.
Q. Why is the Apple Vision Pro so expensive?
The Apple Vision Pro’s $3,499 price tag may be part of the company’s marketing plan. Some claim the headset’s price is an example of Apple using ‘mimetic desire’ to stir up interest. Public figures with a Vision Pro may, in theory, inspire their followers to buy it if it’s cheaper.
Q. How long does the Apple Vision Pro battery last?
The external battery supports up to 2 hours of general use and up to 2.5 hours of video playback.
Q. What apps will be on Apple Vision Pro?
The Apple Vision Pro comes with support for Apple’s own suite of apps like Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Keynote, Notes, and Mindfulness. The Photos app comes with the ability to run Spatial Video and Apple TV + allows you to stream the best Apple TV Plus movies to whatever size screen you like.

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