Apple Vision Pro Release: Everything We Know So Far

Apple Vision Pro Release: Everything We Know So Far

VisionOS is the latest OS released by Apple and is currently running on Vision Pro. The Vision Pro is an augmented reality (AR) headset – a wearable device that allows users to experience augmented reality by overlaying virtual elements onto the real world. AR headsets typically consist of a pair of glasses or goggles that contain displays, sensors, cameras, and computing capabilities.

The Basics of the Apple Vision Pro Release

According to Apple:

With Vision Pro, you have an infinite canvas that transforms how you use the apps you love. Arrange apps anywhere and scale them to the perfect size, making the workspace of your dreams a reality — all while staying present in the world around you. Browse the web in Safari, create a to-do list in Notes, chat in Messages, and seamlessly move between them with a glance.

Consider the Apple Vision Pro like a Macbook, but with infinite monitors. And all from your living room, kitchen or bedroom.

With its release, the Apple Vision Pro is different from a classic AR headset. It brings the outside world within the headset, unlike Facebook’s Quest headset which cuts off the world around you.

The Vision Pro will allow you to work, browse the web, and watch movies in virtual reality, but with the ability to feel and see what's happening around you.

Apple Vision Pro Hardware

The Apple Vision Pro runs on M2 chip: it simultaneously runs visionOS, executes advanced computer vision algorithms, and delivers graphics. The R1 chip is specifically dedicated to process input from the cameras, sensors, and microphones, streaming images to the displays. The Vision Pro from Apple also has two cameras to transmit a video feed to the displays so you can see the world around you clearly. It also has a few cameras to deliver precise head and hand tracking and real‑time 3D mapping.

Interactions Made Possible With the Apple Vision Pro

The architecture of the Apple Vision Pro is close to the Mac - it runs on a M chip - so every application built for macOS should run seamlessly on visionOS. But, the IO is different, there is no mouse or keyboard on Vision Pro; it is just a headset. You navigate simply by using your eyes, hands, and voice. Pinch to click, swipe to move around, etc.

There is a keyboard in the software of the Apple Vision Pro which can be used in the same way you would a real keyboard. But if preferred, users can hook up a real keyboard via bluetooth and interact with the software as you would on a Mac.

In VisionOS, people interact with apps primarily using their eyes and hands. In an indirect gesture, someone looks at an object, and then selects it by tapping a finger to their thumb. In a direct gesture, the person’s finger interacts with the object in 3D space. The system relies on tap, swipe, drag, touch and hold, double-tap, zoom, and rotate gestures for the majority of interactions.

How to Use the Apple Vision Pro

At the moment augmented reality has various applications:

  • Entertainment and Gaming
  • Retail and E-commerce
  • Architecture and Design
  • Healthcare
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Tourism and Navigation
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Museums and Exhibitions
  • Sports and Live Events
  • Training

This Apple Vision Pro release is a real game changer across all those fields. It will improve the representation of 3D models and enable users to interact with any piece of art from their couch, visit properties and even decorate those places before buying or visiting. The possibilities and scope of interaction between the world and augmented reality are infinite.

If you’re interested in getting a step ahead on the market, reach out to Studio for strategy, design, and development of an Apple Vision Pro app for your business.

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