- I got Apple’s $3500 Vision Pro on Tuesday.
- It’s a lot to get used to, but I already feel like I’m living in the future.
- Here’s what I think of the Vision Pro so far.
Life in the Apple Vision Pro is hard to put into words, but something tells me it has the potential to break new ground.
After a few days of living in a mix of virtual and physical reality, I felt a budding excitement for the future — and some minor headaches from wearables.
I brought the $3,500 headset home with me on Tuesday after unboxing it at the office. Thanks to Apple’s free demos, I already knew a little bit about how to control the device, which uses a combination of eye tracking and hand tracking.
During my first day of using the Vision Pro, I was curious to see how it could fit into my daily life and the things I like to do. I preferred to stream movies, shows, and music, but I made sure to try out its immersive capabilities and unique FaceTime capabilities.
I immediately downloaded the Max streaming apps and logged into Disney+ to relive the movie watching experience I loved during the demo.
I’ll be writing more about my experiences with Vision Pro in the coming days, but so far, here’s what I’m most excited about and what I’d like to see Apple improve.
Socializing is fun inside Vision Pro.
During a FaceTime call with my mom, I was able to share what I saw through the Vision Pro.
It was great to give him a taste of what the headset had to offer, otherwise I would have had trouble explaining, “It’s like an iPad with floating screens.”
I talk to my loved ones inside the headset felt more complete than using it for solo activities or trying to communicate with people outside from a nearby headset. It was very isolating to enjoy a movie or game by myself while my friends were watching from the same room.
The immersion is breathtaking.
The immersion capabilities of the Vision Pro have blown me away since I first put it on. At any point, I can use the digital crown dial, similar to the one you’d see on an Apple Watch, to be in a mixed reality experience or fully immersed in the natural environment.
As a movie buff, I always enjoyed being able to walk into a darkened theater to watch my favorite movies. The Vision Pro may be expensive for a headset, but $3,500 is cheaper than building a home theater.
The apps left me wanting more.
The biggest let down for me was the App Store.
Netflix is one of the apps I use to watch shows, but the streaming giant hasn’t made an app for Vision Pro yet, so you’re stuck using Safari every time you want to use it.
It wasn’t just in Netflix’s App Store, but in many of the apps I use in my daily life. I was disappointed that my searches didn’t turn up much.
Disney+, Max, and Fruit Ninja are some of the few apps I’ve been using consistently for the past few days.
However, this may not be the case for long. YouTube already plans to offer an app for Vision Pro. As the hype around the headset continues to grow, I can’t wait to see if the race to the App Store will happen, unlike the original iPhone.
Apple has my attention
After my first few days with the headset, the Apple Vision Pro feels promising, and I’m still learning everything it has to offer.
So far I can see it revolutionizing technology in our homes, but it definitely takes some getting used to. After all, you are wearing a computer on your face.
But Apple is on to something here. Stay with us.