Excitement is stirring as Apple’s latest innovation, the Vision Pro, makes its debut in the hands of consumers across the United States. The sleek mixed-reality headset, announced for pre-orders just a fortnight ago, has already sparked a flurry of curious incidents and viral social media posts.
Commuters in New York City subway stations have turned heads with their funky headsets, engaging in seemingly peculiar gestures like grabbing and pinching the air around them. Others have been spotted reading lunch orders from digital apps floating in their line of vision. Meanwhile, police have been called to intervene as drivers with headsets on let their cars run on autopilot.
The Vision Pro is like a magic window that mixes real life with digital stuff. It is getting a lot of attention for making games and fun stuff more awesome, but people are also trying it out for things like getting more relaxed with meditation or just chilling out. It is like having a super cool gadget that can make everyday things way more fun and interesting.
People are sharing lots of videos on social media about the cool things they are doing with the Vision Pro. It is all over the place and everyone is excited to show off what they can do with it. From trying it out in the pool to using it for cooking with recipe videos floating in the kitchen, the possibilities seem endless. With the Vision Pro, you can leave your digital stuff right where you want it. Whether it is your work stuff on your desk or your movie screen on the wall, everything stays put just like you left it.
Despite all the excitement about the Vision Pro, experts think sales might not be huge. Counterpoint, a research firm, guesses that only about 500,000 of these devices will be sold worldwide in 2024. In India, where the XR market is still in its nascent stages, there are no immediate plans for a launch. Price remains a significant factor, with the Vision Pro expected to be priced at $3,500 or nearly Rs 3 lakh, limiting its accessibility to a niche market.
While Apple leads the charge in the XR space with the Vision Pro, consumers may explore more affordable alternatives such as Meta’s Oculus Quest headsets or Sony’s Playstation VR.