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Are you considering Apple's Vision Pro AR headset?

Asked by gorillapaws (30690points) June 5th, 2023

Apple just unveiled their new AR goggles called the “Vision Pro.” Is it a product you’d consider, even with the steep price tag of $3,500? What use cases have the most appeal for you?

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Blackwater_Park's avatar

It’s not exactly the augmented reality I was hoping they would provide but that will come soon. I’m not paying that price but I’ll be in once the tech is more mature and more affordable.

filmfann's avatar

Nothing to see here.

Let me know when it can identify aliens living among us.

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janbb's avatar

I suspect someone in my family will buy it. Not yet but when the price comes down.

ragingloli's avatar

I am not considering any apple products.

kevbo1's avatar

I’m not very eager for any AR/VR product, but I think this does some cool things like giving you a giant monitor and freeing the user interface from touch. If cost weren’t a factor, I could see it easily replacing the iPad. I’m curious if it tricks the eyes into focusing on near and then far objects—like would you have to take it off for a few minute to focus on something real in the distance.

I just met with a startup vendor who is trying to build a VRChat-based world for peer support groups and licensed counseling. Putting his presentation and this device together certainly would appeal to a segment of users, but not for that price.

jca2's avatar

For that price, I’d rather go on vacation.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Id probably wait for the next generation. First gen Apple products always seem to be a work in progress.

Forever_Free's avatar

It won’t become available until next year after developers figure out what to do with it. I will let you know then as use cases are brought forward.

flutherother's avatar

If someone can explain to me what it’s for I might consider it.

gorillapaws's avatar

@flutherother I think the most compelling use case for me would be the ability to create a distraction free environment to get work done. You could go into a personal bubble pull up multiple windows and write some code, or debug an app, or design a website, or compose a song, or create a logo, or draft a legal brief, or whatever it is that you do as a professional on a computer.

I think for some professions, the ability to boost productivity in an otherwise distracting environment is priceless.

cookieman's avatar

I love Apple, but no, not at that price. Plus, it’s unrealistic living with my wife and daughter. They would make fun of me relentlessly wearing that thing around the house.

flutherother's avatar

Thanks, @gorillapaws I’d be curious, but I don’t think it’s for me. Especially not at that price.

LostInParadise's avatar

Even on the assumption that the price is going to come down, I would have to try it in the store to determine if it is of value. I am not sure I would like the way that the external world mixes with the computer world.

Caravanfan's avatar

It’s stupid crazy money for rich people to spend. When it can get integrated into stylish prescription glasses and is invisible, with a battery life that lasts all day without the need for a battery pack, that can turn on and off with a finger flick, and is less than $700 then we’ll talk.

janbb's avatar

^^ I got to play around with a Beta version of Google Glass years ago.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope.

Last year I was considering a virtual reality headset that you put your phone in. I think they are $50—$150 now. Still kind of weird to me.

Smashley's avatar

I don’t think I’d ever let a concept like that into my personal life, but I can see the appeal for productivity in some professions. Heck, maybe I’d even put one on when toiling away in my bakery, though I suspect AI assistants will do more for that profession than AR. Anyway, I’ve seen the trend towards multiple monitor setups, and this is probably easier and more elegant of a solution.

What I really can’t wait for is this stuff to be developed and integrated into professional sport.

gorillapaws's avatar

I’m seeing a bunch of reviews from media who were able to demo the headsets that consistently seem to be blown away by the experience.

@Smashley “What I really can’t wait for is this stuff to be developed and integrated into professional sport.”

I know this probably isn’t what you meant by that, but apparently the Vision Pro will be able to recreate “courtside seats” for live basketball games. That would be pretty epic.

Smashley's avatar

That would be neat, but you’re right, I’m interested in how AR can translate data into an edge in sporting competition.

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