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Ten ways people are using the Apple Vision Pro

Apple's first mixed-reality headset which has a starting price of $3,500 has revolutionised mobile computing and entertainment. Here’s how people are using this device.

Ten ways people are using the Apple Vision Pro
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Gone are the one-dimensional constraints of traditional headsets. The engineering marvel of the Apple Vision Pro redefines our interaction with technology by merging the virtual with the tangible in ways we've only dreamed of.

Imagine collaborating with colleagues in 3D models, attending concerts from your living room, or even painting masterpieces in mid-air.

Beyond entertainment, Extended Reality (XR) glasses create realistic virtual avatars mimicking your facial and eye movements for calls and other interactions. Even FaceTime meetings get an AR upgrade, letting you see participants in separate virtual windows around you.

In this article, find out more ways people use the latest addition to Apple’s innovative ecosystem.

10 ways people are using the Apple Vision Pro Headset

From transforming living rooms into cinemas and personal experiences to turning virtual meetings into realistic gatherings, the Extended Reality Headset is reshaping how we live, work, and play.

Let’s delve into each use case, highlighting the specific features of the Apple Vision Pro that make these experiences possible.

1. Virtual Multi-Tasking

Imagine juggling a work meeting, homework assistance, and an NBA game—all at once, without breaking a sweat. Vision Pro users are doing just that, turning virtual multi-tasking into a superpower, thanks to its sprawling virtual screens and the seamless operation powered by the M2 chip and Siri.

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2. Play Musical Instruments

With a creative twist to enjoying music on the XR headset, users are leveraging apps like the Flow Tiles app to play the piano in an immersive way, thanks to augmented reality. It's like seeing the projection of sol-fa notes on a virtual piano. Other apps, such as djay Pro, allow users to mix and scratch music like a professional DJ, using 3D turntables and hand gestures. 

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3. Personal Cinema

Users are transforming their living rooms into personal cinemas, where a virtual screen envelops them in their favourite films, all in stunning detail and with a sound that wraps around like a warm hug, thanks to Vision Pro's high-resolution displays and Spatial Audio.

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4. Sports Streaming 

Sports enthusiasts can now enjoy live games more by setting up a command centre of screens to stream games simultaneously. It's the closest thing to having a sports bar in your living room, minus the crowd.

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5. Detailed Photo Viewing

People are diving deep into their photo libraries, zooming into panoramic shots with an almost lifelike clarity. It's like stepping into your memories, one pixel at a time, with Vision Pro's micro-OLED displays lighting the way.

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6. Interior Design Visualization

Before committing to that new wall colour, users are virtually painting their spaces with Vision Pro, testing out shades until they find the perfect match. It's a no-mess, no-stress way to redecorate.

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7. Globe-Trotting

It’s like performing yoga on Mount Everest or touring homes for sale with Vision Pro's Environments feature. Vision Pro users are ticking off their travel bucket list without leaving home, thanks to immersive environments that transport them across the globe in a blink.

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8. Culinary Assistance

Kitchen disasters are becoming a thing of the past as users follow holographic recipes projected right onto their counters. Vision Pro is turning novice cooks into gourmet chefs, one holographic guideline at a time.

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9. Language Learning

Fancy learning French while 'strolling' through Paris? Vision Pro users are hitting their multilingual goals by immersing themselves in virtual locales, making every lesson an adventure. 

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10. Connected Reality

One notion about headsets is that they block you out from the world around you. The XR headset has connected users around the world with the EyeSight feature. You can watch a series and still respond to colleagues in front of you. EyeSight makes you aware of your surroundings and the people near you, blending the digital and physical seamlessly.

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American computer scientist Jaron Lanier reminds us of the intimate connection between creativity and technology, stating, "Tools and technology are the scaffolds of the human imagination." This interplay reveals how our inventive drives and technological resources open up new avenues for expression, particularly with the Vision Pro XR headset.  

The ten uses we've outlined are just the beginning. There are more ways early adopters are using the $3,500 headset, so make sure you read through Apple’s Vision Pro safety guidelines first before using it.

Apple Vision Pro: Specifications

Price

from $3,499

OS

VisionOS

Chips

M2 and R1

Display

micro-OLED (23 million pixels, 90Hz, 96Hz, 100Hz)

Storage

256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Camera

6.5MP Stereoscopic 3D camera with spatial video and photo captures (18mm, f/2.0)

Sensors

2 main cameras, 6 world-facing tracking cameras, 4 eye-tracking cameras, TrueDepth camera, LiDAR scanner, 4 inertial measurement units, flicker sensor, ambient light sensor

Authentication

OpticID (iris-based)

Audio

Spatial audio pods with dynamic head tracking, 6-mic rray

Wireless

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3

Battery

2 hours of general use, 2.5 hours video playback

Weight

21.2 - 22.9 ounces

The Vision Pro’s list of supported hand gestures.

Pricing & Availability

The Vision Pro leverages Apple's marketing prowess and loyal customer base known for setting trends. Starting at $3,500, you get a model equipped with 256GB of storage. For those seeking more space, the 512GB variant is available for $3,699, while the priciest model, at $3,899, gives you 1TB of storage. 

Launching first in the US, it aims to outshine competitors like Pico 4 and Meta Quest 3 with its mixed reality experience.

Keep an eye out for more updates on these developments.

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