Vision Pro: Apple starts selling virtual reality glasses in the US for R$17,000; see details | Technology

Vision Pro: Apple starts selling virtual reality glasses in the US for R$17,000; see details | Technology
Vision Pro: Apple starts selling virtual reality glasses in the US for R$17,000; see details | Technology
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Meet Vision Pro, Apple’s mixed reality glasses

No expected arrival date in Brazilit is expensive even by American standards, where it was on pre-sale two weeks ago: In the US, it starts at US$3,499 (more than R$17 thousand, in direct conversion).

But bets on the metaverse have not yet taken off: glasses tend to be expensive for most people, interest in the subject in internet searches is decreasing and companies like Meta are still far from being able to make a profit in this sector.

Apple, for its part, says the Vision Pro is a “revolutionary space computer“. The company argues that it will transform how people “work, collaborate, connect, relive memories and enjoy entertainment”.

“It’s the first Apple device where you look through it, not at it,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in June 2023 when the glasses were introduced.

1 of 8 EyeSight, a feature of Apple Vision Pro, allows you to choose whether other people will see the eyes of those wearing the glasses — Photo: Disclosure/Apple
EyeSight, a feature of Apple Vision Pro, allows you to choose whether other people will see the eyes of those wearing the glasses — Photo: Disclosure/Apple

What are Apple Glasses like?

At first glance, Apple’s glasses are very similar to the Quest Pro, launched by Meta in 2022. Both have batteries that last around 2 hours, according to the manufacturers, and offer mixed reality modes, in which the system interacts with the environment around the user.

But, while in Meta’s Quest Pro, transparency is restricted to the region of the two lenses, in Vision Pro, it can be on the entire screen. This is done with the EyeSight feature, where other people can see your eyes. (see photo above).

Another difference between the models is navigation: in Quest Pro, everything happens with controls sold with the device, and in Vision Pro, use depends only on hand and eye movements or voice commands.

Check out other specifications of the Apple Vision Pro:

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