Apple Enters the Metaverse Arena with Vision Pro Mixed Reality Headset

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Apple Enters the Metaverse Arena with Vision Pro Mixed Reality Headset
  • Apple’s Vision Pro, a mixed-reality headset, aims to offer unmatched visual immersion.
  • The headset addresses the issue of social isolation with its “EyeSight” feature.
  • While Apple’s entry into virtual tech signals a significant shift, there are debates about its policies.

Apple has made a significant splash in the world of immersive digital technology with the release of its highly anticipated Vision Pro mixed reality headset.

The Vision Pro headset, an extension of Apple’s existing hardware lineup, introduces a range of cutting-edge features and capabilities. It boasts an impressive 23 million pixels across two high-resolution displays, offering users unparalleled visual immersion.

Controlled by eye tracking, hand gestures, and voice commands, the device provides a seamless blend of the physical and digital worlds with a standout ability to project digital content into the user’s physical space, creating a sense of presence and realism.

Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his excitement about the Vision Pro’s capabilities, stating:

Vision Pro is years ahead and unlike anything created before – with a revolutionary new input system and thousands of groundbreaking innovations. It unlocks incredible experiences for our users and exciting new opportunities for our developers.

Notably, Apple has addressed a common concern associated with wearing headsets — disconnecting from others. The Vision Pro includes a feature called “EyeSight,” which allows users to see and be seen by others, eliminating the sense of isolation often accompanying wearing immersive devices.

While Apple has historically been relatively silent on discussions surrounding blockchain and Web3, its release of the Vision Pro headset introduces a new dimension to the company’s technological portfolio.

Although the Apple App Store supports some blockchain games, there have been ongoing debates regarding Apple’s policies. Specifically, Apple has upheld a 30% “Apple Tax” on in-app purchases, which has been a point of contention among crypto enthusiasts.