Apple Vision Pro Spatial Computing Headset Launches

Oh boy, Apple’s just dropped their Vision Pro mixed reality headset. And guess what? It’s out there, ready to grab after its pre-order stage wrapped up. You’ve got options too – 256GB, 512GB, and a whopping 1TB of storage. Starting price? A cool $3,499. And if you’re feeling fancy, the bigger storage models will set you back $3,699 and $3,899. But, oh, there’s a catch – if you’re a glasses wearer, you’ll need to fork out extra for optical inserts. GSMArena’s got the scoop on that.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Unlike its cousins in the VR world, like the Meta Quest 3, the Apple Vision Pro’s got an external battery. You’re looking at about two to four hours of juice. Pretty standard, but Apple’s price tag? Not so much. Yet, when you dive into how you control this bad boy – with just your eyes and hands – no clunky controllers needed, that price starts making a bit of sense.

And then, Apple goes and flips the script. They’re not calling the Vision Pro a VR headset. Nope. They’re all about that ‘spatial computing’ vibe. Even though, let’s be real, it’s still playing in the VR sandbox. But, Apple’s twist? Video passthrough. It’s not quite AR, but it’s something. And Tim Cook? He’s out there claiming the Vision Pro is the “most advanced consumer electronic device ever created.” Big words, Tim.

Apps, you ask? Over 600 of them, ready and waiting. From Arcade games to third-party VR adventures that can run on a Mac. Apple’s not keeping the Vision Pro all to itself, which is pretty cool.

Before you rush out, though, there’s a bit of homework. Gotta make sure the Light Seal fits your face just right. An iPhone or iPad with Face ID will sort that out. And don’t forget, if you’re a specs wearer, those Zeiss optical inserts will add $99 or $149 to your bill. Welcome to the future, folks. Apple’s stepping into the VR ring with a bang.

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