Apple has taken a giant leap forward in the world of personal computing with the introduction of Apple Vision Pro, unveiled today at Apple’s WWDC 2023. This groundbreaking spatial computer seamlessly merges digital content with the physical world, enabling users to remain connected and present. By combining an ultra-high-resolution display system, a unique dual-chip design, and the world’s first spatial operating system, Vision Pro delivers an unparalleled user experience.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, remarked, “Today marks the beginning of a new era for computing.” He compared Vision Pro to the Mac and iPhone, which transformed personal and mobile computing, respectively. Built on decades of innovation, Vision Pro introduces spatial computing, featuring a revolutionary input system and thousands of groundbreaking innovations that unlock incredible user experiences and new opportunities for developers.
The compact wearable form factor of Vision Pro, designed through a tight integration of hardware and software, makes it the most advanced personal electronics device ever created. Apple’s vice president of the Technology Development Group, Mike Rockwell, highlighted the invention required across every aspect of the system to bring the first spatial computer to life.
Vision Pro offers an infinite canvas for apps, freeing them from display boundaries. With visionOS, the three-dimensional interface, users can multitask, access favorite apps, and create the perfect workspace. The device also revolutionizes entertainment experiences, turning any space into a personal movie theater with its dual ultra-high-resolution displays and advanced Spatial Audio system.
Environments in Vision Pro expand a user’s world beyond physical dimensions, offering dynamic landscapes to help them focus or declutter busy spaces. Moreover, the device allows users to capture and relive favorite memories with Spatial Audio, accessing their entire photo library and enjoying immersive panoramic shots.
FaceTime calls on Vision Pro leverage the device’s capabilities, reflecting participants in life-size tiles with Spatial Audio. Users can collaborate and engage in activities together, creating a seamless digital experience. The all-new App Store for Vision Pro provides access to a wide range of apps, including those developed for iPhones and iPads, while developers can take advantage of visionOS to design innovative app experiences.
Vision Pro’s design incorporates advanced materials, including three-dimensionally formed glass and a custom aluminum alloy frame. The device offers a tailored fit, ensuring comfort and wearability for various users. Apple Vision Pro will be available starting at $3,499 in early 2024 on apple.com and in Apple Store locations in the United States, with international availability to follow.
For another product unveiled at WWDC 2023, see the Apple 15-Inch MacBook Air.