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Apple Vision Pro arrives in the right place at the right time

Apple welcomes the era of spatial computing — at least that's the intention —with their new augmented reality glasses called Vision Pro.

“You navigate simply by using your eyes, hands, and voice so you can do the things you love in ways never before possible”, says the product description. “It blends digital content with your physical space”.

It's true: while cinema had already imagined this invention, and Google Glass was the first step, it seems that we are facing a 'before and after' moment in technology.

Undoubtedly, this is a more tangible approach to virtual reality than Meta's proposal. Or, at least, we know the key to "access the Metaverse."

Waiting for ideas to mature before launching them into the market is the greatest achievement of the company founded by Steve Jobs. The iPhone changed the digital paradigm, transforming a phone into a small computer. Are we facing a similar revolution, or did it arrive a pandemic too late?

The Vision Pro will be released in 2024 for $3,499, giving the technology market time to work on adaptations and new proposals. The most relevant details are:

  • The "immersion" can be dial-up and down.
  • Currently, it connects to the battery via a cable.
  • It is made of metal and glass, although it is claimed to be lightweight.
  • It tracks eye movements, perceives hand commands, and allows voice typing.
  • It has a 3D camera and display.
  • It creates a semi-realistic user image that functions as an avatar in calls and meetings.
  • The user's eyes are not visible from the outside; instead, the avatar's eyes are what can be seen.

While it is too early to see all its implications, it will undoubtedly be a great addition to the entertainment industry.