Apple Vision Pro – Detailed Overview

    Cupertino, CA.

    Apple recently unveiled its much-anticipated augmented reality (AR) glasses called Apple Vision Pro. Billed as Apple’s entry into “spatial computing,” Apple Vision Pro is a head-mounted AR device that overlays digital content and information onto the real world.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced Apple Vision Pro during a keynote event, calling it “the most ambitious product Apple has ever created.” He emphasized how Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends virtual and physical worlds to enable new spatial computing experiences.

    When Apple Vision Pro launches tomorrow, users will be able to explore more than 1 million apps, including 600 apps made specifically for Vision Pro! The creativity of developers is amazing, and this is just the beginning. Endless possibilities await!

    Tim Cook (CEO-Apple)
    @tim_cook

    Some key features of Apple Vision Pro highlighted at the event include:

    • Immersive 3D display with over 23 million pixels per eye, exceeding 4K resolution
    • Precision eye tracking for hands-free control
    • Spatial audio and room acoustic analysis for immersive sound
    • Array of cameras and sensors for head/hand tracking and real-time 3D mapping
    • Sleek design with lightweight frame and adjustable fit
    • New visionOS spatial operating system based on iOS and macOS
    • Powerful new M2 and R1 chips for graphics, computer vision and low-latency viewing

    Apple also introduced environments, 3D photos/videos, multi-person FaceTime calls, and apps optimized for Apple Vision Pro. Support for developers was emphasized, with Apple noting familiar tools like SwiftUI and Xcode for building spatial apps.

    Pricing

    From $3499 or $291.58/mo.per month for 12 mo.

    Apple Vision Pro Detailed Specifcations:

    Capacity

    • 256GB
    • 512GB
    • 1TB

    Display

    • 23 million pixels
    • 3D display system
    • Micro‑OLED
    • 7.5‑micron pixel pitch
    • 92% DCI‑P3
    • Supported refresh rates: 90Hz, 96Hz, 100Hz
    • Supports playback multiples of 24fps and 30fps for judder‑free video
    • Video Mirroring Up to 720p AirPlay for mirroring your view in Apple Vision Pro to any AirPlay‑enabled device, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV (2nd generation or later), or AirPlay‑enabled smart TV

    Chips

    Graphic image of the M2 chip
    • 8‑core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
    • 10‑core GPU
    • 16‑core Neural Engine
    • 16GB unified memory
    Graphic image of the R1 chip
    • 12‑millisecond photon‑to‑photon latency
    • 256GB/s memory bandwidth

    Camera

    • Stereoscopic 3D main camera system
    • Spatial photo and video capture
    • 18 mm, ƒ/2.00 aperture
    • 6.5 stereo megapixels

    Sensors

    • Two high‑resolution main cameras
    • Six world‑facing tracking cameras
    • Four eye‑tracking cameras
    • TrueDepth camera
    • LiDAR Scanner
    • Four inertial measurement units (IMUs)
    • Flicker sensor
    • Ambient light sensor

    Optic ID

    • Iris‑based biometric authentication
    • Optic ID data is encrypted and accessible only to the Secure Enclave processor
    • Secures personal data within apps
    • Make purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store

    Audio Technology

    • Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking
    • Personalized Spatial Audio and audio ray tracing
    • Six‑mic array with directional beamforming
    • Supports H2‑to‑H2 ultra‑low‑latency connection to AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB‑C)
    • Audio Playback:Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos
    • Video Playback:Supported formats include HEVC, MV‑HEVC, H.264, HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG

    Battery

    • Up to 2 hours of general use
    • Video watching up to 2.5 hours
    • Apple Vision Pro can be used while charging the battery

    Connectivity and Wireless

    • Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax)
    • Bluetooth 5.3

    Operating System

    • visionOS

    Input

    • Hands
    • Eyes
    • Voice

    Supported Input Accessories

    • Keyboards
    • Trackpads
    • Game controllers
    • Interpupillary
    • Distance (IPD)
    • 51–75 mm

    Device Weight

    21.2–22.9 ounces (600–650 g)

    Weight varies depending on Light Seal and head band configuration. Separate battery weighs 353 g.

    Accessibility

    Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new Apple Vision Pro. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.

    Features Include

    • VoiceOver
    • Zoom
    • Color Filters
    • Hearing Device Support
    • Closed Captioning
    • Voice Control
    • Switch Control
    • Dwell Control
    • Pointer Control
    • Support for Made for iPhone bi‑directional hearing aids
    • Support for Made for iPhone switch controllers

    With Apple Vision Pro, Apple is staking its claim in the emerging AR/VR market valued at nearly $16 billion globally. It faces competition from Meta, Microsoft and others also developing advanced AR hardware and platforms. But Apple’s entry with its trademark hardware-software integration could accelerate mainstream adoption of spatial computing. This positions Apple Vision Pro as a high-end product for tech early adopters.

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