Apple Vision Pro Will Either Be The Best (Or Worst) Thing Of 2024
— 6 February 2024

Apple Vision Pro Will Either Be The Best (Or Worst) Thing Of 2024

— 6 February 2024
Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon

For some, the Apple Vision Pro is the first step towards a dystopian Wall-E-esque vision of the future. For others, it promises an entirely new reality of gaming, content, and online interaction. The highly anticipated “spatial computing” peripheral (just don’t call it virtual reality) went on sale in the USA over the weekend, and folks are already clamouring to experience a brave digital reality.

The first question on the lips of critics was, “Will people be comfortable wearing them outside?” Unlike, the Bane-inspired Dyson air purifying mask/headphones, the resounding answer to that is apparently, “Yes, they absolutely will.”

Clips have already emerged online of people walking through the streets of San Francisco and on public transport tapping away at the air in front of them. One clip even showed someone driving a Tesla Cybertruck while wearing a pair of Vision Pros — a less-than-road-safe idea.

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It’s certainly fair to be concerned about the state of humanity and the safety of those using Vision Pros. After all, the smartphones that are a pervasive part of modern life are never more than an arm’s reach away; and public safety bodies are still publishing studies on how distracted we are when crossing roads.

However, an early look at the potential of what content consumption looks like in a world with the Apple Vision Pro is very, very intriguing. A digital ADHD dreamscape of multiple screens with different sports, stat breakdowns, streaming series,’ and literally anything else is now possible — bound to be a strong lure, if well-executed, to many in the general populace.

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On top of that, folks are already showcasing their app concepts for the Apple Vision pros and there is plenty to be excited about here too. One designer created a 3D depiction of a live F1 race on a table in front of the TV; which would certainly be a better way to understand exactly what’s happening at events where cameras routinely cover only a single perspective.

As much as you might have preferred your BlackBerry because of its clickable buttons when the iPhone was first released, there’s almost no way you’re still using it today. Similarly, while the Apple Vision Pro might seem soul-crushing, isolating, and even downright terrifying at first glance, we have almost zero doubt that this will be the start of a new era in digital interaction.

They certainly aren’t cheap at ~$5,300 (US$3,500), but as is always the case with ground-breaking technology, prices will cool in the coming years.

Apple Vision Pro is currently scheduled to arrive in Australia on March 1st, 2024.

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Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au

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