Of course, everything released at WWDC 2023 paled in comparison to the Apple Vision Pro. A completely new spatial computing headset with the new R1 processing chip as well as the new visionOS platform.
It’s a lot to take in, and so many questions instantly spring to mind about this new combined spatial audiovisual experience that its potential surely can’t be expressed by Apple’s rather Magoo marketing strategy alone.
Apple Vision Pro
The amount of technological development packed into a single device is simply staggering. The augmented reality headset starts with the twin micro-OLED displays, each with a lens system that can be modified with Zeiss optics to the spec of your prescription lenses.
With an integrated array of cameras and sensors, Vision Pro is able to map your environment from a visual as well as an audio perspective. While the R1 processing chip ensures there is no lag or latency as you navigate through applications and environments.
You can create your own 3D workspace within the familiar surroundings of your home or office, or create your own Immersive Environments beyond the boundaries of your physical space.
The new visionOS platform boasts a wealth of potential as familiar apps gain spatial features. Although the immersive apps advertised were slightly underwhelming, one can be sure that developers minds are immediately ticking over with ideas for this incredible new platform.
Overall, especially with the Disney partnership in mind, the initial focus of Vision Pro seems more on entertainment than professional endeavour but for now, the immersive version of Adobe Lightroom does look very impressive.
As the platform becomes more populated with apps, we’ll be sure to find an increasing number with a creative focus. In the meantime though, the concept of limitless screen real estate alone is an incredible concept in a music production context.
Pricing and availability:
The Apple Vision Pro will be available in early 2024 starting at $3499.
More about the Apple Vision Pro:
- Apple Vision Pro: Apple