Apple Launches Vision Pro AR Headset

Apple has launched its long-awaited AR headset at its WWDC conference in Cupertino.

The Vision Pro AR headset, which resembles a pair of ski goggles, is a product which aims to blend the physical and digital world. Apple CEO Tim Cook called it the 'first Apple product you look through, and not at'. 

The device is controlled by eyes, hands and voice, and can switch between augmented and full virtual reality using a dial.

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Alan Dye, Apple's VP Human Interface Design,  said: 'you're never isolated from people around you,' Dye said. 'You can see them, and they can see you.' 

Unlike Meta's Quest headset, which features an opaque visor, Vision Pro AR headset's  EyeSight feature shows people in the room your eyes. Its exterior screen goes dark when a user is fully immersed in a virtual world. 

When a person approaches a user in full virtual mode, the headset will show the user and the outside person to each other. 

With the metaverse yet to gain widespread adoption, devices such as Apple's Ar headset could help to drive greater usage and awareness. However, with a $3,499 price tag, this one may be for the early adopters. The headset will be available 'early next year'.