Apple today revealed the groundbreaking spatial computer known as Apple Vision Pro. Seamlessly fusing digital content with the actual world, it enables users to be in the moment and socially connected.
Vision Pro presents a fully three-dimensional user interface that is controlled by the most natural and intuitive inputs – a user’s eyes, hands, and voice — and creates an infinite canvas for programs that expands beyond the limitations of a traditional display. Vision Pro gives consumers the ability to engage with digital information in a way that makes it feel like it is physically present in their location thanks to visionOS, the first spatial operating system in the world.
Vision Pro’s breakthrough design includes a display system with an ultra-high resolution that packs 23 million pixels across two displays and custom Apple silicon in a novel dual-chip design to ensure that every experience feels like it is happening in front of the user’s eyes in real time.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, declared that “a new era in computing begins today.” “Apple Vision Pro brings us to spatial computing in the same way that the Mac brought us to personal computing and the iPhone introduced us to mobile computing. With thousands of ground-breaking breakthroughs and a revolutionary new connection system, Vision Pro is years ahead of anything previously made and is based on decades of Apple ingenuity. That opens up amazing options for our developers and amazing experiences for our users.
According to Mike Rockwell, Apple’s vice president of the Technology Development Group, “Creating our first spatial computer required inventiveness across practically every component of the system.” We created the most powerful personal electronics device ever by tightly integrating hardware and software to create a standalone spatial computer with a wearable computing form factor.
Amazing New Experiences
Apple Vision Pro transforms how users use their favorite apps, capture and relive memories, enjoy stunning TV shows and movies, and FaceTime with others. It adds a new level of power to personal computing.
VisionOS’s three-dimensional user interface gives apps an endless canvas for usage at home and at business, releasing them from the limitations of a display and enabling them to cohabit at any scale. Users of Apple Vision Pro may be even more productive thanks to endless screen space, access to their favorite programs, and brand-new multitasking capabilities. Also, users may set up the ideal workplace or wirelessly connect the potent capabilities of their Mac to Vision Pro to create a sizable, private, and portable 4K display with wonderfully clear text thanks to compatibility with Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
Capturing experiences for consumers: Apple Vision Pro can turn any space into a personal movie theatre with two ultra-high-resolution screens and a screen that feels 100 feet wide and an innovative Spatial Audio system. Viewers have the option of watching movies, TV shows, or breathtaking three-dimensional films. Users of Apple Immersive Video get access to an intriguing selection of immersive videos that take them to brand-new locations and offer 180-degree high-resolution recordings with Spatial Audio.
New game forms are made possible by spatial computing thanks to games that can immerse players in a variety of settings and environments. Also, users may play more than 100 Apple Arcade games on any size screen they like with excellent immersive audio and support for well-known game controllers.
Immersive Environments: With Environments, a user’s environment can expand beyond the confines of physical space and include vibrant, stunning sceneries that can aid in concentration or lessen clutter in crowded areas. A person can adjust how present or absorbed they are in an environment by turning the Digital Crown.
Memories come to life: Combined with Apple’s first three-dimensional camera, Apple Vision Pro enables users to record, revisit, and completely immerse themselves in their most treasured experiences. Every spatial image and video takes viewers back to a certain time, such as a party with friends or a memorable family reunion. On iCloud, users may access their full photo library and view all of their images and movies in life-size detail in stunning color. Every iPhone panorama image enlarges and wraps around the user, giving them the impression that they are standing exactly where the photo was taken.
The User Interface and Operating System Are Revolutionary
VisionOS was created from the ground up to support the low-latency requirements of spatial computing, building on decades of engineering innovation in macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. The end result is a ground-breaking operating system that offers potent spatial experiences that can benefit from the space around the user, opening up new possibilities at work and at home.
The three-dimensional interface in visionOS lets digital content appear and feel like it is physically present in the user’s environment. It aids in the user’s comprehension of scale and distance by creating shadows and reacting dynamically to natural light. Apple Vision Pro presents a whole new input system that is managed by a person’s eyes, hands, and voice to enable user navigation and interaction with spatial content. Apps can be browsed through by merely looking at them, selecting with a tap, scrolling with a wrist flick, or speaking commands.
Also, Apple Vision Pro comes with EyeSight, a ground-breaking breakthrough that enables users to keep in touch with those around them. Vision Pro feels transparent when worn, allowing the user to view approaching others while also showing their own eyes. EyeSight provides visual indications to others about what a user is focusing on when they are using an app or engrossed in an area.
The most cutting-edge personal electronics device ever is the result of Apple Vision Pro, which leverages on the company’s invention and experience building high-performance goods like the Mac, iPhone, and wearables like the Apple Watch. Apple made use of the most cutting-edge materials available to meet its lofty performance, mobility, and wearability requirements.
Hardware Innovation Unrivaled
Industry-Leading Security and Privacy
Apple Vision Pro is built on a solid foundation of privacy and security, and it gives users complete control over their data.
In order to rapidly unlock Apple Vision Pro, Optic ID, a new secure authentication technology, examines a user’s iris under various invisible LED light exposures and compares it to the registered Optic ID data that is secured by the Secure Enclave. Optic ID data is never saved on Apple servers because it is completely encrypted, inaccessible to apps, and never leaves the user’s device.
By using Apple Vision Pro, the user’s eye movement is kept private, and neither Apple nor any other third-party apps or websites receive eye tracking data. Moreover, the system processes data from the camera and other sensors, so individual apps do not need to be able to see a user’s surroundings in order to provide spatial experiences. Moreover, EyeSight has a visual signal that lets people know when a user is taking a spatial image or video.
Pricing and Availability
Apple Vision Pro will be offered for $3,499 (U.S.) and will be sold in U.S. Apple Store locations and online at apple.com. Later in 2019, more nations will be added. Consumers can visit local Apple Stores to learn more about Vision Pro, test it out, and customize their fit. Visit apple.com/apple-vision-pro for more information on this software.