Apple has finally presented its new augmented reality platform (mixed, in fact), which has been baptized as Apple Vision Pro, a platform where in addition to offering an elegant design combined with high-performance technologies and energy efficiency, admitting that it will barely generate heat to the user, and offers a whole world of possibilities through the revolutionary new operating system called VisionOS, both personally and professionally, wherever you are, both at home and at work or even travel.
The company has designed the experience of this innovative device in such a way that it will not be necessary to use a complementary accessory to carry out the interactions, as is the case with competing augmented reality glasses.
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Apple Vision Pro will be based on visual tracking of users and the gestures they make on any surface, although the new Apple Vision Pro also supports voice interactions through Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, which has also received improvements.
Out of the box, users will see their entire real-world environment with application shortcuts and open application windows floating realistically in the air, with a high level of graphical finish.
Amazing three-dimensional interactions
They will be able to choose to scale any of the open application windows to the size they want and in a fluid way, allowing them for example to browse the Internet and read the content of articles, enjoying completely crisp text from any angle.
“visionOS features a new three-dimensional interface that makes digital content look and feel present in a user’s physical world. By dynamically responding to natural light and casting shadows, it helps the user understand scale and distance. To enable user navigation and interaction with spatial content, Apple Vision Pro features an entirely new input system controlled by a person’s eyes, hands, and voice.” Apple
They may also receive realistic-looking three-dimensional objects, including occlusions, through the iMessage application or may even link their Bluetooth devices for use with the glasses, for example, Bluetooth keyboards to write emails.
The Apple Vision Pro also supports the change of the natural environment that you want to have, which will be recreated virtually. However, this platform can also get to show those people who may be physically close, integrating them into the augmented reality experience, so that this device does not isolate users from the people around them.
Supports avoidance of social isolation
In this regard, when a nearby person can be attended to, the eyes of the users will be shown externally, although when they cannot or do not want to interact with the people around them, the device will externally show a different image through its front screen.
At the level of more multimedia experiences, there are interesting modes such as the cinematic environment mode, which recreates a giant floating screen in the same space but virtually obscured.
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Users will also be able to recreate relaxing spaces without the need to physically travel to lakes, mountains, or any quiet space they wish to enjoy, as this possibility can be obtained from the glasses themselves through the ambient mode.
In this regard, let us not forget that, as with other devices, it also has support for spatial audio, which will complete the immersive experience capable of offering.
Also designed to work from anywhere
But in addition, users will be able to use this device for professional tasks, from conducting video calls with FaceTime, with the device on, to editing videos and more in a three-dimensional environment.
In terms of privacy and security, Apple presents Optic ID, its new technology for secure identification of users through the iris of their eyes, being able to differentiate them even if they have twins so that it can carry out identification tasks in a number of applications and services, such as obtaining applications from the Apple Store integrated into the device.
Apple notes that eye-tracking information will not be shared with it, nor with third-party apps or websites.
This 3D interface supports Apple’s own AirPods, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad. It is capable of projecting a screen up to 100 inches, as well as playing 3D content. Of course, they also feature Apple Arcade integration, with over 100 games adapted to the VisionOS interface.
Although compatible with iOS and iPadOS apps, the app store has been completely redesigned for this operating system. The store is a completely new platform for developers to start working on their solutions.
The company values it at a price of 3499 dollars, although we will have to wait at least a year to see it on sale, and possibly not in all markets, where for now the company plans to start with a series of demos in a number of Apple stores, while throughout these months they will work in collaboration with developers to bring new applications to life through the tools that the company has been providing for this group.
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